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on 10 December 2013
On my initial viewing I was disappointed, but as with 'Milder Comedian,' bits of this epic routine tend to stick in your head and eventually one comes to embrace it.

For me it was the timely 'Scooby Doo / Thatcher' section that stood out. Following the rose-tinted media-obituary of MHT and the insidious acceptance of the current 'cut and privatise' ethos, this is satire done in a subtle and clever way. Sometimes I am longing for Stew to get political and tear the Government a new mouthpiece 'Ben Elton style' but his cleverness is in always doing things his own way. The 'Magners / give it to me straight' section of 'Milder comedian' was similar in its take on 'nothing is sacred' commercialism.

Be warned: this is Stewart's first 18 certificate, and I guess that it is the repeated use of C word in the 'Twitter' section that has added 3 years onto Stew's usual suitability rating, but you can't blame him - you lot wrote it!

The fake nervous breakdown is perhaps not as dramatic as in 'Milder comedian' but the sight of Mr Lee doing 'sad comedy' whilst swigging from a bottle of wine is very memorable. The audience analysis does get somewhat repetitive, but he is perhaps pushing this aspect to the limit before moving on into new territory (see the accompanying interview).

All in all, it's good to see that a comedian can be edgy and even shocking without resorting to the rising tide of prejudice and misdirected anger shown by many 'comedians' as well as the 'would be comedians' we meet every day! CRW is also an 'I hate the Travelodge' style tirade against banality on a national scale.
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