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Jimmy has reached his peak and now he's losing it
on 7 January 2010
Being a true fan of Jimmy for years and probably knowing every single joke he has ever said, I find this DVD the least favorite. I saw this gig live last year and I bought the DVD about 2 weeks ago. It seems that after 4 brilliant tours, Jimmy's jokes are becoming very predictable with his very few subjects that he tends to joke about; pedophilia, homosexuality, and religion. If you are easily offended, this DVD is not for you, if you are a Jimmy carr fan, this DVD is not for you either. The extra footage are a gig in America with the same jokes as the main gig, some deleted scenes, and some tweets he sent on twitter which aren't really jokes, but rather thoughts that aren't really that funny. In other words, this DVD was put together just to sell something this year unlike the previous DVDs which included hilarious clips and showed true dedication.
I am not saying that it's a rubbish gig with no funny jokes, in fact, there are some really hilarious jokes. But even for someone who doesn't get offended easily, I think there is a limit for how much you can push it before you stop being funny and start sounding like you really want to irritate the people you're meant to be offending even when offense is taken and not given. I think his continious theme of sexual jokes gets boring after some time but that's only because he doesn't seem to change his themes that often anymore unlike his first 2 DVDs.
I rated it 2/5 for the 'not so brilliant' material and the obvious lack of dedication in putting this DVD together in comparison to other DVDs. And the way I know I don't like it is simply by not wanting to watch it again unlike his other DVDs which i've seen MANY times.
I saw his new tour live last october and it seems his next DVD would be much better than this one. If you could wait till next November, then do spare your money till then. It might be worth it. Meanwhile, do buy the new Michael Mcintyre DVD titled "Hello Wembley", as it is brilliant.