It’s that time of year again where the various stand-up comedians and TV personalities release new DVDs looking for a spot on your Christmas shopping list. Below is a round-up of the titles we’ve been told about (we’re sure there are many more that we’ve not heard of)…
25th October 2010
Richard Herring ‘Hitler Moustache’ - Pias Comedy
Comedian Richard Herring (star of BBC2's Fist of Fun and the Collings and Herrin podcast) tries to determine if Adolf Hitler has ruined the toothbrush moustache for everyone by venturing out into public with one and gauging the reaction.
1st November 2010
Harry Hill’s TV Burp Gold 3 - ITV Studios Home Entertainment
This DVD features classic clips from the Burp archives plus extras - ‘Behind the Burp’, in which HARRY explains how he and the team make the show, and Knitted Simon Cowell, Knitted Cheryl Cole, Knitted Rolando and Knitted Character star in ‘The K Factor Story’, plus a world exclusive apology from Knitted Tiger Woods.
8th November 2010
Jim Jefferies – Alcoholocaust - Comedy Central
This DVD of the Australian stand-up was filmed in July this year at the Lyric Theatre Shaftsbury Avenue and features an uncut performance from Jim in front of a sell-out West End crowd.
Jimmy Carr Making People Laugh - 4DVD
Jimmy Carr’s sixth live DVD features two hours of fresh material filmed earlier this year at the SECC Glasgow during his latest tour. The DVD will also feature never-been-seen-before extras including Jimmy’s Twitter Diary, a Comedy Central Special and bonus stand up material (including Jimmy Carr Just For Laughs - a selection of his gala performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival, Jimmy on Famous People - some potentially libellous (and certainly treasonous) jokes, and Jimmy Meeting and Greeting - Jimmy saying hello to fans after the live record in Glasgow).
15th November 2010
Billy Connolly Live in London 2010 - Universal Pictures – DVD & Blu-ray
From raging about Britain’s political correctness to reporting about the oddities of America, Live in London 2010 was filmed this year during 20 sell-out nights at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Frankie Boyle’s If I Could Reach Through Your TV and Strangle You, I Would - 4DVD
Filmed at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, this new stand-up show with Frankie Boyle is accompanied by DVD extras that include: Behind the scenes documentary featuring interviews with Frankie and stand-up material (20 mins), MySpace web interview with Frankie (30 mins), and an audio feature with Frankie.
John Bishop Live - 2Entertain - DVD & Blu-ray
Filmed at the Liverpool Empire, ‘John Bishop Live’ sees the comedian delight his home crowd with the smash hit, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show: ‘Elvis has left the building’. Extras include:
- Porthcawl Elvis Festival Documentary
- John Bishop & Liverpool FC
- Behind-the-scenes of John’s live show
- 42 years of John vs. Elvis
Michael McIntyre – The Stand-Up Collection - Universal Pictures
Includes Live & Laughing (2008) and Hello Wembley (2009) DVDs plus an exclusive new to DVD bonus disc of Michael’s best moments and highlights from the second series of his award-winning hit BBC ONE series Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.
Rhod Gilbert and the Cat that looked like Nicholas Lyndhurst - 4DVD
Recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo, this stand-up show on DVD also features an extra: BACK TO LLANBOBL(AGAIN) featurette.
The Rhod Gilbert Live Collection - 4DVD
This box-set bundles together Rhod Gilbert and the Cat that looked like Nicholas Lyndhurst and Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie.
Russell Howard’s Good News - 4DVD
This feature length collection brings together the best bits of the first eight episodes and sees Russell Howard put his spin on news stories that have got the media in a frenzy. Extras include: Never seen before sketches; Russell’s commentary; the unaired pilot; behind-the-scenes action.
Stephen K Amos: The Feelgood Factor - ITV Studios Home Entertainment
This live stand-up was filmed at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
22nd November 2010
Bill Bailey’s Dandelion Mind - Universal Pictures – DVD & Blu-ray
Recorded this autumn across two sell out dates at Dublin’s O2 Arena, Bill Bailey’s brand new live show features Bill’s trademark musical interludes, observations and stories of the road. Dandelion Mind will be based loosely on the theme of doubt (or will it?), as we follow Bill from his real-life saga of being trapped by the ash cloud to his barely contained rants about celebrity, TV, creationism and Michael Winner.
The DVD and Blu-ray discs feature the brand new live show in full, plus additional extras including Scenic Roots, a documentary following Bill on his Scottish Highlands tour earlier this year, and Nemesis of the Insect, a short piece about the new Bill Bailey Nepenthes, aka Pitcher Plant, filmed at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Bill Bailey – Rule of Three Box Set - Universal Pictures
Includes Dandelion Mind alongside Part Troll and Tinselworm.
Bill Bailey – The Numbingly Inevitable Box Set - Universal Pictures
This Amazon exclusive includes Dandelion Mind alongside Cosmic Jam, Bewilderness, Part Troll, Tinselworm and Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra.
Dara O Briain – This is the Show - Universal Pictures – DVD & Blu-ray
This stand-up show from the host of Mock the Week and other shows was recorded at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo during a nine night residency in September.
Kevin Bridges – The Story So Far… Live in Glasgow - Universal Pictures – DVD & Blu-ray
Recorded in May 2010 in front of 9000 fans at the Glasgow SECC arena in Kevin’s home city, the DVD features 90 minutes of comedy revealing Kevin’s inner-most thoughts on a variety of topics from his homeland of Scotland to the world beyond.
Lee Mack: Going Out - Anchor Bay Entertainment
Recorded live in May at the Hammersmith Apollo during his twice-extended, sell-out national tour, the DVD includes the stand-up show alongside a documentary about life on the road, plus a set from tour support Simon Evans.
Ricky Gervais Live IV – Science - Universal Pictures – DVD & Blu-ray
Filmed live at London’s Hammersmith HMV Apollo, the stand-up show is accompanied by an exclusive extras package containing a tour diary with behind the scenes footage, an interview with Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis plus a candid chat between Karl and Ricky.
Sean Lock – Lockipedia - Universal Pictures
New stand-up show from the Team captain of Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
Simon Amstell – Do Nothing - Universal Pictures
Recorded on May 22nd 2010 at Vicar Street, Dublin, Simon’s acclaimed live show is featured on this DVD alongside 38mins of extras including a rare interview with Simon by fellow comedian Tim Key. The documentary short, ‘An Artist Prepares’, which chronicles Simon’s lead up to the Dublin filming, capturing him during his warm up gigs at the Soho Theatre, is also included.
Streetdance The Moves - Entertainment One
Presented by Britain’s Got Talent dance sensation, George Sampson, the DVD offers an easy ‘how to’ guide to some of the hottest dance moves featured in 2010’s electrifying StreetDance 3D the movie. The DVD walks, or moonwalks, you through the various styles used in the film from Popping, Breaking, Hip-Hop and Krumping, the experts provide mind-blowing demonstrations of each dance genre.
You’ve seen the movie, now learn the moves from some of the dance world’s biggest names! In celebration of the DVD release of STREETDANCE THE MOVES on 22 November, Vertigo Films and Entertainment One have partnered with Interlude UK and The Factory to launch a six-week street dance course taught by the stars from the DVD. Classes commence Sunday, 21 November at The Factory in Finsbury Park from 11am – 1pm and are open to the public for £5.
29th November 2010
Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show Series 1 - Universal Pictures
Filmed in front of a live audience, this brand new comedy show for BBC THREE welcomes viewers into the world of the irrepressible LEE NELSON. Join always-loveable south-London tearaway LEE as he fronts Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, getting in amongst the studio audience to entertain them with cheeky banter, tales of mischief-making, and all manner of daft games – assisted by his best friend, ‘fat legend’ Omelette.
87mins of extras are included:
- A special message from Lee and Omelette
- Exclusive new footage from Lee in the studio
- DVD commentary from Lee and Omelette
- Behind the scenes on Lee’s live tour
- Lee’s top 10 chat up lines
- Omelette’s best bits
- Deleted scenes from Jason Bent, Dr Bob and Hugo Victor-Grant
- Old people do more fun stuff
- What happened next in the disabled toilets
- Out-takes from the whole series
Ross Noble – Things - Universal Pictures
Alongside the live show from the stand-up this 2-disc DVD offers the following extras:
- Two bonus shows filmed in Australi
- Australian Things, arena show filmed in the round
- Full-length version of Ross’ Car Pool interview with Robert Llewellyn
- Ross’s stand-out appearance/fight on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
The World According To Russell Brand - Universal Pictures
Running at 83mins, this is the “very best” of Russell Brand, taken from his Russell Brand Live, Live - Doing Life and Ponderland DVDs.