Bill Bailey: Part Troll
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Billy Bailey's (star of 'Black Books' and 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks') Part Troll tour has been a huge success playing over 60 dates throughout the country. This DVD, filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo, captures one of the UK's best and most original stand-ups at the top of his game.
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In this show Bill gives a guide to Britain, expresses his opinions on the typical love song (producing one of his own that is not to be missed!), declares the need for a new national anthem and offers what he describes as a Kraftwerk tribute which to avoid spoiling i'll just describe as unexpected but brilliantly funny. In fact his topics are vast but all hugely amusing. It's clearly apparent from this DVD that Bill Bailey is both fantastically comic smart and hateful of anything Chris de Burgh related - again something not to be missed.
A huge bonus to the show, which is a good hour to an hour and a half long anyway, is the extras on the DVD or more specifically Bill Bailey's 'Tea, Coffe and Trouser Press Census' (his tour diary). It's a never ending piece capturing the best, and worst, of the tea and coffee making facillities found in Britain's hotels. My description might not do it justice but it is quite simply brilliant, perhaps because it's original and very much unexpected.
Overall if you have a keen eye for comedy then you can't fail to be amused by the wit of Bill Bailey. It's definitely a DVD worthy of a place in your collection and is probably the most perfect comedy package that's been produced so far. May he produce many more...
Unlike many comedians Bailey makes comedy out of his own weaknesses, so jokes about his west country origins and resemblence to various characters in Lord of the Rings are used. Other topics he covers are philosophy and religion.
My favourite areas of his shows are the musical elements. As both keyboard player and guitarist he seems to be able to capture the essence of a particular band or artist and distill it into wonderful comedy. His hatred of Chris DeBurgh, and the fact that Belgiums love jazz is a noted feature in all his shows.
This certainly holds up to repeated viewings and its one of the best stand-up comedy DVD's I've bought.
This and Bill Bailey's other DVD's are available new from Amazon UK in a nice box set.