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I love some comedy and around this time last year I was mooching about on amazon and thought I'd buy this DVD. I had been a fan of Micky from numerous appearances on Mock the Week and seeing him appear on Graham Norton where he absolutely had me in stitches! So it was a brainer for me to buy it at some point.
Micky is one of those cockney east-enders and his material is drawn upon his personal experiences in this sphere. The show is recorded in Southend in front of an Essex audience, and he covers lots of general scenarios from living in the east end from "the walk" to "popping out". The DVD is rated 18 so he doesn't pretty up a lot of his recalling and from the go there is some cursing but not too much so as it is too foul he still maintains some dignity. His accounts are always very humurous and he pesonalises his style of comedy with swishing his lovely locks and he is just absolutely hilarious! I think the crux of his success with his comedy is that he has a likeable, relatable personality and he genuinely comes across on stage and on screen as a normal person who has lived his life and is recounting it like the 40 year old he is! Even for those not from Essex or even London I think would still find this DVD funny and that is what makes his stand up so good! He isn't wet my pants funny but for me he gives me a good laugh out loud which is more than I can say for lot's of other comedians!
Overall I really love this DVD and it can be bought on amazon for £7.12 which is a decent price and I think is totally worth it. Micky has some good material, and the whole standup is refreshing and doesn't feel repetitive and by the end you will be thinking of him next time you "pop out"!
I bought his tour tickets on a whim and after seeing Micky on his 'Out Out' tour when he came to Manchester, I instantaneously held him in high regard as one of my favourite comedians of all time. I just HAD to buy the DVD for me and my friend whom I went to watch him with, even though the jokes were imprinted in my brain already.
East end London, born and bred and not afraid to show it, Micky swaggers along the stage with his 'East End walk' loud and confident talking about his roots, parents, family, the public, his fortunes and misfortunes.
I was gripped to my seat even after the 10th time of watching this DVD, he tends to relate his jokes to others he has said early on so it would be better to watch it straight from the start, its well worth rewinding if someone comes in late because the jokes never get old. He doesn't really do one liner's, instead he tells a story with his own take on the situation, building it up bit by bit, then knocks them out hook line and sinker.
You can tell he really enjoys what he's doing because he's laughing as much as his audience.
Micky has been on many different T.V. shows now, ranging from Mock the week to Live at the Apollo, even The Royal Variety!
It is rated 18 so obviously there's going to be adult humor, in terms of swearing, some toilet humor and the bedroom! But that's not all he talks about so don't worry!
Micky isn't afraid to say whats on his mind and express his point of view, which I think is a very valid one at that..
I would recommend this DVD to anyone to watch, it has humor for all ages and caters to all types of people.
You can pick the dvd up now for around £6 which is a steal!! Well worth the money, the only thing you may regret is the pain in your sides the next day from laughing so much!
We watched quite a few comedy stand-up DVDs over the Christmas period but this is without a doubt the funiest one we watched - and one of the funniest (if not *the* funniest) ones I've ever watched.
Micky Flanagan is one of those comedians who appears every so often on TV on things such as Mock the week and Live at the Apollo but isn't someone who everyone immediately knows or recognises.
For those who aren't familiar with him, he's from the East End and is a true Cockney with a great way of telling stories. He's also someone who was born working class, but has become increasingly middle class (going into delis and the like, which is the basis for some of his comedy).
Filmed in Southend in front of an Essex audience, this live DVD is Micky's 2011 "Out out" tour (referring to the fact that you can go "out" as in leave the house or "out out" as in go out properly for the evening) and is packed with stories that I defy anyone not to laugh out loud at.
The DVD is rated an 18 and that should therefore tell you that there is a lot of "adult" humour in the show, not suitable for kids. Howver it is not a Roy Chubby-Brown swear-fest of constant effing, blinding and crudeness - the swearing and adult theme fits perfectly in the stories Micky tells and doens't come accross as aggressive or unneccesary in any way.
Covering subjects such as what's wrong with society today, neighbours, holidays, Americans and school day there's something for everyone to identify with and laugh along with and I had to pause the DVD a couple of times where I had tears of laughter running down my face!
The extras on the DVD are good too - including an interview with Micky's parents and a look at "his" East End.
If you need cheering up after a long week at work, this DVD will do the trick!
Having been to see quite a few comedians on tour now including Russell Howard and Peter Kay to name but a few we always keep a look out on programmes such as Mock The Week and Comedy Roadshows for comedians we haven't seen before. Having seen Micky Flanagan for the first time on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow a couple of years ago, we instantly thought he was hilarious. Micky has a style to him which doesn't seem to be amalgamated from other well-known comedians which you often find now. Micky constantly refers to his East End background and makes jokes about the working class East Enders who have been stereotyped over the years so that everyone (even us from oop north) understands his jokes.
When I saw at Christmas time that Micky had released a DVD of his 'Out Out' Tour, I thought it would be a great stocking filler for my husband and something we could watch on one of the evenings over the Christmas period when the children had gone to bed. We settled down to watch it on Christmas night and we had my parents over to stay so thought it would be fun for us all to watch. The first few minutes had my cringing in anticipation as Micky started to blurt out some rather crude language and embarrassing sex stories. I think I almost didn't breathe until my parents started laughing! How embarrassing! Luckily they thought he was hilarious - something I'm always nervous won't happen when you introduce people to a new comedian - and we were all crying with laughter in no time at all.
Micky's style is to tell stories the way he sees them (east end style!) and doesn't go in for one liners 9something which I'm not really a fan of). He builds the story up and delivers fabulously. For anyone that hasn't seen Micky perform before, he also does his East End walk which is just hilarious.
The reason behind the Out Out title had me confused before I watched it but basically follows on from the East End theme that there are varying degrees of being 'Out', and 'Out Out' refers to a big night out! Interestingly I've just googled him and he actually lodged a complaint in 2009 with the Advertising Standards Authority after he believed the 118 118 advert had copied his 'out out' idea in one of its adverts. Random fact of the day there for you!
Micky has appeared in various comedy shows over the last couple of years so you may have seen his face around, he has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Stand Up For The Week, Mock The Week, The Royal Variety and presented a four part series on Radio 4 called Mickey Flanagan: What Chance Change? He is releasing a book towards the back end of the year and I will definitely be buying it!
Praise for Micky Flanagan:
If there is any justice in the world he'd be a huge star" - Tim Arthur (Time Out).
"The rising star" - Stephen Armstrong (The Sunday Times)
"Rarely short of hilarious" - Steve Bennett (Chortle)
I paid about £11 I think for this DVD when it was a new release at Christmas, but now you can pick it up for £6.49 on Amazon and I would definitely recommend it.