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      21.05.2011 15:47
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      Comedy at its best!

      If you Like Lee Evens, or any kind of stand up comedy, You will love this dvd. It has me chuckling away to myself every time I watch it, it just never seems to get old.

      It is 2 hours 21 minutes long and it has me glued to it for every one of those minutes. Great for both men and women to watch. At the end of the show he also performs 2 songs.

      It is rated 15, this is because he does swear quite abit so you may want to be aware of that if you have little ones around.

      The dvd itself doesnt really have any extra features, just a short clip showing him preparing for the live event.
      I think it would have been an added bonus if they had done a full interview with him for the dvd.

      In my oppinion one of Lee Evans' best tours so far.

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        05.05.2010 17:14
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        Get ready to split your sides laughing!

        In 2005 I discovered Lee Evans for the first time on his XL tour. After just starting University I discovered some of my new found friends had tickets to see Lee Evans live in Brighton, not wanting to be left out I luckily managed to get a last minute ticket from the ticket booth at the venue. At the time he was a comedian that I knew little about but after seeing him live I thought he was hilarious. It had been a long time since I had cried with laughter before I saw Lee Evans and I am now a huge fan.

        I bought this DVD not long after it came out as I wanted to introduce my other half to the wonder that is Lee Evans. At the time he was just like me previously and didn't really know too much about him. My initial thought was worry because although I loved it I was worried he wouldn't. That worry faded quite quickly and turned in to a different one as he was balled over in a heap, bright red and laughing so much it was insane I was genuinely worried he might stop breathing or something similar!

        In terms of jokes Lee Evans tries to tell jokes that people can relate to as his jokes are often about life and the things you come across on a day to day basis like asking for directions, holidays, the home (pebbles, candles that you cant light 'there ornaments' and cushions) and relationships (I cry with laughter when he goes through describing having a bath with your partner every time I watch it, the DVD is worth owning for this part). What makes his jokes top class however is the way that he performs on stage. During his performance he will use up the entire stage doing all kinds of movements and dances. No wonder he sweats so much! The DVD runs for about 2 hours 20 minutes and just over two of that are jokes. However the last ten minutes or so are Lee singing a couple of songs.

        I have tried to introduce my parents to Lee Evans and I started with this DVD and although they found some of jokes amusing they couldn't warm to him because of his swearing. Now earlier Lee Evans DVDs aren't quite as bad when it comes to swearing and I'm not quite so sure why he uses it so much in this tour. Some people will find this very off putting and if you don't like swearing in your comedians I suggest you start with some of Lee Evans's older shows, rather than this one.

        I only have a couple of complaints with this DVD. On seeing the XL tour live for the first time it was amazing and really funny, then watching it again on DVD had almost the same effect. However, as I started watching more and more of Lee Evans's older performances I began to realise how much he reused his jokes, generally just rewording them for a new show. This isn't a big issue for me as because this is the only show of his I saw live, I see this as the 'original' (and therefore the best), even though its not.

        My other little annoyance with this tour is the songs he does at the end of his show. It's something he has done on quite a few of his shows and previously most of these did tend to be funny songs. However, now we seem to be listening to Lee Evans as a fairly serious singer. He's in no way a bad singer and the songs are ok but I just don't find that they fit in very well after watching a comedy performance so now whenever I watch it the DVD gets turned off before he starts singing.

        The DVD is rated a 15 mostly I presume because of the bad language but there is also the odd rude bit. The extras on the disc are nothing to get excited about there is a ten minute film showing Lee rehearsing the two songs he sings in the show and there is also a picture gallery.

        You can currently buy the XL tour for £10.00 on Amazon and I would definitely recommend it as it is a really funny show to watch, you just need to be able to get past the amount of swearing.

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          02.01.2010 14:58
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          Funny, funny and yeah- more funnnnnny.

          At this point in his career Mr Evans is seeing to be doing rather well for himself. This particular showing of his 2005 XL tour is held in Cardiff. As usual he is able to connect with the audience in order to grip their attention and make them laugh so hard that they piss themselves.

          I was recently given this fun-filled product as a Christmas present of 2009. Now, since this DVD was released there have been others of Evan's comedy stand up shows (Look back to my review on Lee Evan's Big Live in O2.) I certainly watched this tour in awe, I wasn't particularly sure on what to expect. However, I knew one thing for certain... He was going to be good.
          I think this DVD release was the one that actually sparked the fuse on Lee Evan's fame. Although he was famous before with the amount of publicity he received with this tour DVD this was certainly the one to make him big.
          Why, I feel as though it was only yesterday I was sat in the classroom twiddling my hair, when this dude came up to me and showed my this particular DVD and literally said 'This Bloke (and pointed to the DVD) Is amazing!", However, I never really believed it until I saw it with my own eyes.

          This particular DVD talks about many different points in his life, in day to day life, however, I know one thing is for certain, if you have a similar sense of humour to mine you will think that this DVD is the cat's pyjamas. One particular moment that I will credit Evan on, is how he seems to make sense with all of his jokes. Everything he says relates to how a lot of people are actually thinking, or things that are completely and utterly true! People that have watched this DVD will know what I mean when I use the 'Parcel Force' sketch as an example. And those that haven't watched it- why not?! Don't fret, there's always YouTube...

          This DVD consists of over two hours of pure entertainment and it even includes a little sing song at the end, and lets face it- everyone likes a good sing song!
          I would have to say that I thoroughly recommend this to other Evan's fans around the world- because one thing is for sure, you already find this man funny. Buy this and have a laugh!
          I feel as though with this man, if I am at all sad, or upset in anyway, shape or form- I know that this DVD is only inches away from the player in order to put a smile back on my face.

          But there again, everyone is different. Some people may find this DVD offensive, in which case if you are easily offended or you feel as though this man should not be put on tv, then I don't think this product is for you somehow...


          Happy Laughing!

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            10.04.2009 11:25
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            Brilliant stand up performance, unforgettable

            Well where should I start. Lee Evans is probably my favourite ever all time comedian. I have seen most of his dvds he has released and enjoyed all of them including this one.

            I highly anticipated that Lee Evans XL tour would be great and I wasn't disappointed. I was laughing so much from start to finish I almost started crying from the laughter. All the jokes etc in the Xl tour are all brand new material. Which made me very happy because sometimes he uses some of the same material.

            This comedy tour at the time was the UK's biggest ever comedy tour and ent to over 35 different cities. The venue the dvd is filmed at is in Cardiff as this was one of the funniest venues he performed at.

            In this show he makes jokes on a whole range of subjects from farmers to car thiefs. To even relationships and couples.

            The film is about two hours and a half long which seems a little long for a comedy show but the show itself is so funny that the two hours fly by.

            I bought this dvd when it first came out and have watched at least once a month as I find it so funny. Overall I think this Lee evans best yet. Unforgettable moments that made me watch it over and over again.

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              10.01.2009 15:39
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              If your a new fan or an existing fan, you'll LOVE this DVD!!

              VERY funny DVD!! One of Lee Evans best comedy shows which I have seen!!
              I was almost wetting myself watching it!!!! :-D
              Its typical Lee Evans comedy, observation of his life and the things around him and finding the hillarious in the mundane! :-) Thats what we love about him though!!
              The material is all new and accompanied by the trade mark Lee Evans faces and actions!!!! Lee Evans doesn't tell "jokes" as such, he's much like Peter Kay in that he stands on stage and takes the p*** out of life.
              Like the way mums pile shopping on the back of their prams and when they let go, the baby ends up on its back in the pram cause the shopping was too heavy (accompanied by lee evans comic twist of course!!!!).
              He does the funniest voices to accompany the things he says, putting on the funniest accents!! Anyone with a sense of humour will LOVE this DVD and subsequent Lee Evans DVDs, but this one inparticular!! VERY funny!!

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                30.12.2008 18:39
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                you would have to be made of stone not to crack a smile at this truly stunning performance

                Comedy legend Lee Evans at his best in my opinion. I literally laughed from start to finish with this one, although a few of his shows have felt a bit flat at times this was one that truly stood above all others.

                One of very few stand-up shows that i will watch over and over, the XL tour really does have it all. Lee tells it like it is, a little too much sometimes "waft" (for those who have seen it).

                This was filmed in Cardiff and it's nice to see that Lee adapted some of his material to blend in with the local sites and the Welsh people, just shows his versatility when it comes to comedy. It is rare that i will cry with laughter at something but it's hard not to when a comedian is this good.

                Summary: A very talented young Mr Evans tells the world how he sees it in such a way that you would have to be made of stone not to crack a smile at his truly stunning performance!

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                  20.11.2008 00:05
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                  great funny man

                  Lee Evans is a legend hes the best comedian of all times and i love his work, he is a great comedian,actor and songwriter.
                  He comes across as a very nice bloke and i love the way he moves on stage.
                  I have been to see him a few times and i went to his x l tour when he broke a world record at m.e.n arena for the largest audience for a comedian.
                  He is a genius and i love the way he tells his jokes, you cant really tell anybody his jokes as there only funny when he tells them.
                  Even his laugh gets the audience laughing.
                  I especially love the satellite navigation jokes its so true :-) everything he says is true and that's why it is so funny.
                  If you manage to see him on tour go if not buy his dvds he is great.He is so thankful for everthing he has achieved and i love the songs he plays at the end and he always thanks his wife.

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                    13.11.2008 18:17
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                    Excellent dvd would recommend

                    I have never met someone who doesnt like Lee Evans. I think he is one of the best comedians out there. He really intracts with the audience and he funs around everywhere. He brigns everything for life. For example; he talks about chancge escaping from your pocket when you take your trousers off at night time. He calls it the jailbreaks and he brings everycoin for life. He really is so funny. I tried to get tickets to see his new show this year but they sold out so quickly that i couldnt get a look in. So its obviously not just my opinion. I do believe he really is the best. I would recommend anyone to watch this dvd, even if you watched and old one and didnt like it. I have seen the others and this one is by far the best. In all of the other dvds he seems really nervous and talks at 150 mph but in this one he is a lot calmer and he makes a lot more sence! So give him another chance.

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                      21.10.2008 14:06
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                      This will have you in stitches

                      Lee Evans is a little like marmite, you either love him or hate him.

                      Now, I find it hard to understand how anyone can watch this DVD and say that they didn't enjoy it. I've had to purchasr this again due to the excessive use from the old disc.

                      If you haven't heard of Lee Evans, i would recommend going on youtube and having a quick sneak peak at some of his clips. Search for 'chavs' or 'parcel force'. If that makes you laugh, get the DVD, because the whole show is absoluteley hillarious.

                      I don't think he has the same wit as most stand up commedians, it's more slapstick and funny faces, (yes, you know i'm right), but it works so well it's hillarious.

                      You'll love this DVD, not just because he rips the mick out of the local Welsh people (love you really) but the material is all new and not usual jokes you hear over and over again.

                      You'll find yourself going about your day to day live such as going round the roundabout (if you watch the dvd, you'll understand what I mean) and chuckle t yourself.

                      a MUST buy, but get his boxset. The newer material is funnier and the one due out in Novemberm trust me, is awsome.

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                      18.10.2008 00:10
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                      Lee Evans at his best

                      I had seen Lee Evans clips quite a few times on the telly but never actually seen a whole show of his so when i saw this one was going to be at a theatre near me soon i tried getting tickets much to my disapointment i missed out so the dvd when it came out was the next best thing.

                      Lee Evans does stand up comedy but in his own very unique way and ive not ever seen anyone who can match up with this style.I think he is a bit like marmite you will either love him or hate him....i love him !!! He takes everyday events in life that you probably dont think about and explains it in a way that not only makes you think but makes you laugh out loud.

                      I sit there listening and thinking "yea ive heard that" or "yea ive said that" sniggering at myself ....There is one specific sketch he does about parcel force delivery drivers that no matter how many times i have watched this dvd...which is lots it always has me crying with laughter....so if you buy this dvd im sure you will feel the same.

                      This dvd is an excellent price now online and in store.I recently saw it for only £8.99 in asda....it is worth every penny.I have just been to see him at the o2 and he was even better now than he was on this dvd so this is the next purchase on my list.I was there the night they were fiming for the dvd so may even spot me in the crowd !!!
                      If you want a real good laugh this dvd is definitely a purchase that you will need to make....

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                      14.10.2008 18:33
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                      a definate must see

                      This man is a comedy genious. I am the person who cannot watch a dvd twice but when it comes to Lee Evans stand up comedies i can watch him over and over again, the more i watch the more i find him hilarious. All his stands up are based on day to day life and boy does he make it funny. He doesnt use props like some other comedians but i think if he used props it wouldnt make him the person he has become over the years.

                      My favourite out of them all is Lee Evans XL. I can relate so much to what he says such as candles only being used for decorative purposes, cushions being scattered about, when goin on holiday you go to the airport in your flip flops and wearing bangles, also when you get the 'village idiot'.

                      This is a must see dvd, you will not be disappointed i guarantee that.

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                        08.09.2008 22:55

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                        One of the funniest things you will see

                        I was lucky enough to see Lee Evans' XL Tour live a few years ago and thought it was absolutely hilarious. Lee Evans has to be one of the most talented comedians on the circuit at the moment. After seeing the show I had to buy the DVD to see it again. Often when you watch something funny and watch it again it loses some of the funniness, however this is a definite exception to that rule. I have lost count the number of times I have seen this and it is still just as funny as it was when I first saw it. Lee Evans manages to bring a light to the stage and entertain everyone. I have seen a lot of his work and this, in my opinion, is his best show. It is hilarious the entire way from start to finish and is sure to have you crying with laughter.

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                        28.08.2008 14:50
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                        lee evans comedy genius at his very best

                        the year is 2005, the location cardiff, the man? Lee Evans. That's right the monkeyboy live in cardiff on dvd can you get any bettr? I think not! I have seen this dvd so many times and it just gets funnier every time. Lee Evans is one of the kings of stand up and all his jokes are based upon the truths and happenings of everyday life. you can guarrantee that he will leave you in stitches. he dosent use props heck he dosent need to. his performances are very energetic and he writes all the music in his stand up shows himself. he ends the xl tour live with a song he wrote called 3 second memory as an encore. his energy, monkey like appearance, and his natural ability to entertain make him a loveable person and make this dvd a must own. Nobodys comedy dvd collection is complete without it. If you are a Lee evans fan then this is for you, if you are not then you soon will be

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                          01.03.2007 21:47
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                          A brilliant comedian that has set the bar very high for future comedians.

                          I have watched this film time and time again. I mean its like a drug, you cant get enough of it.

                          Lee is often related to Norman Wisdom with the similarity of slapstick comedy. I love slapstick comedy and I personally think Lee Evans is the King of it right now.

                          Some History of Lee Evans
                          Born 25th February 1964 in Avonmouth, Bristol.
                          He rose to Fame in the 1990’s for his physical comedy.
                          One of the trademarks of Evans performances is his sweatiness. After an hour of on stage performance, he will have a break In which he will change suits, This is because he is always soaked in his own sweat, I personally see this as a sign of his workmanship, and how dedicated he is to making people laugh.

                          I have all of Lee’s DVD’s and he never fails to amuse me and make me laugh, whether its through his facial expressions or how he moves on the stage. It all cracks me up.

                          I feel Lee has Awoken Slapstick comedy from its long sleep, He has inspired millions with his theories on life, or his experiences in other country’s. What ever it is you cant say that he doesn’t make you laugh.

                          I give Lee Evans 10/10 on performance and workmanship that he puts into this very complex art of making people laugh.

                          You can purchase his latest DVD on Amazon for just £14.99
                          Or HMV for jus £21.99

                          Hope You enjoyed reading my review. Thanks for looking.

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                            05.06.2006 01:28
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                            funnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy or wat

                            this is the funnist comidaine ul see he has great joke wich will make u roll on the floor with excitment u will only like to use the jokes at the pub with ur friend to make a gd night of fun watch this show ul be takin the peeee out of ur slef an ur wife an the dog! lol he dose some funny stuff in it that wont let u down so go ahead please ur self with this one an all his others

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