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Old 18-03-2005, 15:22   #1
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Comic Aid: Live and Uncut

Just got this: good show but a bit deceptive. Read the review on Chortle.co.uk which talks about Jimmy Carr's set: "Then came Jimmy Carr, playing up to his aloof image with an ill-advised tsunami joke, that attracted a disapproving intake of breath"
Guess what's not on the disc?
Wouldn't mind but it's called "Live and Uncut" for christ's sake.
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Old 19-03-2005, 17:16   #2
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Just got this: good show but a bit deceptive. Read the review on Chortle.co.uk which talks about Jimmy Carr's set: "Then came Jimmy Carr, playing up to his aloof image with an ill-advised tsunami joke, that attracted a disapproving intake of breath"
Guess what's not on the disc?
Wouldn't mind but it's called "Live and Uncut" for christ's sake.
Missed the first half of this when it was on TV, so wouldn't mind getting it. I'm hoping they've left Johnny Vegas on who comes on last and is hammered??
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Old 19-03-2005, 17:46   #3
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"Then came Jimmy Carr, playing up to his aloof image with an ill-advised tsunami joke, that attracted a disapproving intake of breath"
I wouldn't say it was ill-advised - I laughed my head off - it wasn't a joke at their expense...


By the way, is Dylan Moran's set much longer on the DVD? It seemed very short and exceptionally poor on the telly, and having seen him live twice that surprised me a great deal.
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Old 19-03-2005, 17:49   #4
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I wouldn't say it was ill-advised - I laughed my head off - it wasn't a joke at their expense...
Can you tell us what he said?


Oh and Johnny Vegas is not last in the dvd running order - not sure whether the TV or dvd running order was as originaly filmed.

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Old 19-03-2005, 18:36   #5
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Can you tell us what he said?
Certainly can.

He said something like, "There was a charity football match for the tsunami. The crowd wasn't overly boisterous, but I suppose a Mexican Wave would have been inappropriate."


Not that funny now I see it in type (all in the delivery) and I suppose it could be seen as offensive, so mods feel free to delete it if you like.
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Old 20-03-2005, 01:16   #6
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The regular compere at our gig did a very simmilar joke ("I'd ask for a wave of applause but not sure I can say that") a few weeks after it happened - lets just say it divided the audience.

The DVD running order is as filmed. Things were moved about a bit on the TV broadcast as they wanted to get the big names in the first half while it was on BBC 1, and also a lot of people that went thought the second half petered out a bit.
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Old 20-03-2005, 09:26   #7
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so how much extra stuff is there that was not shown on TV ?
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Old 20-03-2005, 11:37   #8
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There's nothing extra on the DVD, it was just a rush release so it only contains the show.

It's pretty decent value, 3 hours of comedy.. some of the sets are dire though, I don't know why Dawn French thought she could stretch one joke out to a 10 minute set. "The Bear" and Jonathon Ross was pretty painful to watch and not at all funny.

Johnny Vegas, who I'm not the hugest fan of, was actually great. I'm not convinced he was drunk, it's probably just part of his act.

Lee Evans was a bit disappointing since it was all old material.

Jimmy Carr was quite decent

Eddie Izzard didn't appear to have any set *at all* and looked as if he was just pushed out on to the stage and told to be funny.. it sort of worked!

Omid Djalili was really good too.
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Well, on TV it was 2 hours and on Play it says about 3 hours, so I'd say about a hour extra.

getting it for my birthday next week :~)
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are you sure? I thought it was 1.5 hours on BBC1 and then 1.5 hours on BBC2?
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eye__writ - cheers I can see why they would cut it out - I think it is funny but imagine a lot of people disagree.

MetalgearAL - looking on digiguide 1hr on bbc1 and 1hr on bbc2
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BBC1 was 9.15 - 10.15 and BBC2 was 10.15 - 11.15

god knows why i remmeber that
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Just watched the DVD... 2h 48m.
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I'm not saying the joke should necessarily have been left it, but if it isn't the DVD shouldn't be called "Comic Aid: Live and Uncut"!
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I thought this was a good benefit gig put together really quickly. Vegas was not drunk - it's his act.
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Except sometimes Vegas is drunk and his 'act' is a complete shambles...
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I thought Alistair McGowan was quite funny in Comic Aid. I'd never seen him before, so don't know if it was old material or not. Bill Bailey was magnificent, as usual, even if most of his material was recycled. Still laughing over the chicken monitoring joke, though. And even if Lee Evans used old material, his physical comedy is still funny to watch.

Any other good ones? Well, Eddie Izzard, although seemingly unprepared, was still quite funny. I'm beginning to tire of the fox-hunting jokes by comedians, though. Jimmy Carr wasn't bad, and neither was Dylan Moran, although his act was rather short. I thought the Miranda Richardson act was dire, as was her outfit!

On the whole, the DVD is enjoyable, if a bit too long for one sitting. It seems that most of the comedians were not prepared for the show and either used old material or tried to wing it while they were onstage. A good cause, if maybe not the best of performances.

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I thought the Miranda Richardson act was dire, as was her outfit!
She was just a setup for the League Of Gentlemen though, it wasn't really a set of hers..
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Omid Djalili was really good too.
IMHO he was easily the funniest act in the whole show.. pretty much every single joke hit the mark.
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