Once again i am delighted by another Lee Evans performace, ok so this dvd focuses on the last show of a mid nineties tour, but it's still great to see the "monkeyboy" in all his energetic comedy madness. Some of the stuff in this show had me in pain from excessive laughter, especially the part about shopping with the wife and talking to strangers, I think it's great how he takes everyday run of the mill subjets like Travelling and using public transport and put's his own crazy insight's into them. This dvd is a must buy for any Lee Evans fan.
Lee Evans Live - Different Planet Tour is an energetic tour which consisted of 114 shows.
On the 6th February 1996 the lovable and breathtakingly brilliant physical comedian Lee Evans opened his Different Planet Tour at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End. The show sold out it's entire 8 week run.
Following his West End run Lee took the show on a 114 date tour during which he played to over 200,000 people, covered 4,500 miles in 63 different towns, returning again to the West End for one more magical performance.
I think Lee Evans is my favourite comedian, i just recently bought his other stand up and I love watching them. It's really amazing to see how far he comes along in his stand ups. You can see a effeminate change as he's gotten older because in his gig at her majesty's theatre he sings a song about being "a fool, a flop and a failure" then in one of his newest, roadrunner, he sings a song about making it "he was a funny man". Watching these shows and listening to the songs not only makes me laugh every time but it's like I fall for him every time :P
In my personal opinion, the best of his pre-Arena shows. Lee Evans' humour has a sort of odd comfort to it while at the same time zany enough to be surprising and original. I also like the inclusion of his Plate Spinning and Promotion sections, these more theatrical pieces don't tend to make an appearance in later shows (excluding the introes and outroes of said shows). Well worth getting.