Having stormed shows such as Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Michael McIntyreâs Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and now as the new host of Channel 4âs Stand Up For The Week and team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, the brilliantly funny Jon Richardson is the UKâs rising comedy star to watch out for! Discussing the everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, Funny Magnet is Jonâs new hilarious sell-out show that will be touring the UK in 2012 and recorded for his highly anticipated debut DVD.
I'm a big fan of Jon Richardson and I always look forward to his panel show appearances. This DVD is of his 2012 live tour and is certainly worth watching. For anyone who is not familiar with his material, he mainly concentrates on putting himself down, admitting social & personal anxiety as well as focusing on and analyzing everyday routines of people's personal behaviour. This exploration of such familiar situations/irritations make him very easy to relate to and takes it further by looking at habits on an almost microscopic level. On the DVD performance he did seem to do more of the squeaky voice than I remember him doing when I saw him live and so (for me) was on the verge of damaging some of his routines with its over-use. The DVD also includes an audio commentary and also his appearance on Live at the Apollo.
This is a good show of a great tour. Although I didn't laugh quite as much as I did when I saw him live, I would still say that any fans of Jon should get enjoyment from watching this show.