The Alternative Comedy Experience
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The eagerly awaited DVD release of Comedy Centrals cult-hit TV series curated by STEWART LEE and featuring a cast of hugely talented and critically acclaimed comedy misfits. This 2 disc set contains all 12 episodes from season one which includes performances from TONY LAW, SIMON MUNNERY, ISY SUTTIE, DAVID O DOHERTY, PAUL FOOT, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE, PHIL NICHOL, ANDY ZALTZMAN, HENNING WEHN, JOSIE LONG, ELEANOR TIERNAN, DAVID KAY, BRIDGET CHRISTIE, STEPHEN CARLIN, PAUL SINHA, ALUN COCHRANE, SAM SIMMONS, ROBIN INCE, GLENN WOOL and MAEVE HIGGINS. This 2 disc DVD set will also include a couple of full length uncut performances and interviews along with a full colour souvenir brochure. THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE showcases each act stripped across the series, appearing in a number of different episodes - with the live footage intercut with backstage clips that eavesdrop on STEWART LEE and the respective performers enjoying the kind of conversations about comedy stand-ups really have off stage. These are the stand-ups other comedians slouch at the back of the room and cry with laughter at. These are the kids that got thrown into the urinals at school. They are not fashion victims, presenters, broadsheet buzzwords, or industry players. They are the people who just had to be stand-ups. THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE was filmed in front of real comedy club audiences at THE STAND COMEDY CLUB, EDINBURGH, faithfully capturing the unique atmosphere at one of the UKs favourite and longest established live comedy clubs. There are no reaction shot cutaways to laughing celebrities. Instead, a crowd comprised of four-eyed pseudo-intellectuals and unforgiving drunks, is close enough for the viewer at home to experience the sense of danger, and thrilling triumph that pervades real stand-up shows.
A true comedy lovers delight --GQ Magazine
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going on in the comedy scene in Britain. And that's where I found all those illegally downloaded Stewart Lee videos! After seeing them I became a Stewart Lee disciple and immediately got all his available DVD releases. Yes, I'm supporting him by actually buying his craft!
Now then. "The Alternative Comedy Experience" was originally available to see as a podcast, but it didn't cover my part of the world where I live. So imagine my joy when it was officially released on DVD. I preordered it! How to review it? I'm not good at this kind of composition, but I'll try!
To me its contents remind me of when I was a little boy anticipating buying a "Lucky Bag" in those days when people bought things in those little corner shops. What was in the Lucky Bag was always unknown, but for me as a little boy, it was always so exciting! And that's what "The Alternative Comedy Experience" has brought to me. A couple of the comedians I did know, but most were unknown surprises. Funnily enough the majority of the comedians taking part are not one bit like Stewart Lee at all.
To pick out anyone of the comedians in particular would be difficult as the standard of comedy is so weird, wonderful, odd, simple
and mind boggling all at the same time!
Quite simply put, "Thanks Stewart Lee". His interviews with some of the comedians are of themselves warm conversations that I wish would go on much longer. They give an insight into their personalities and feelings about comedy. All in all an exceptional collection of comedy routines and interviews for anyone that dislikes the mainstream of tv personalities and shows!