“ Genre: Comedy - Stand-Up / Suitable for 15 years and over / Director: Peter Kay / Actors: Peter Kay, Sally Lindsay, Amer Nazir, Jennifer James ... / DVD released 2003-11-10 at Universal Pictures UK / Features of the DVD: PAL „
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Peter Kay at the Albert Hall is a all time comedy classic in my opinion and this DVD is one that always ends up getting pulled out and put on every now and again, in fact I think this is my most played comedy DVD.
Peter Kay is certainly one of the most funniest men I have seen,I think its because on stage you can see he is a very down to earth individual who has fun on the stage.
His interaction with the crowd is outstanding,Peter has a way in which is easy to relate to and his jokes could be about your own family.
Also I get a very warm and family kind of feeling when watching this DVD,Peter presence on stage is breath taking and this man has you laughing from beginning to end.
His jokes are based around the easiest of ideas put put together with his facial expressions and his funny mannerisms this DVD contains none stop access to a classic comedy genius.
Me and my family have enjoyed this DVD many times and I would certainly recommend it to anybody who wants to know.
I am not a big fan of comedians, at least I didn't think I was until I saw this! I was in a bar on holiday a few years back and they were playing this DVD, if it wasn't for the fact that I had just ordered drinks I probably would have walked back out again. Within 10 minutes I couldn't get enough of it!
The first thing I did when I got home was purchase this DVD, I have had 4 or 5 copies now as they seem to go walkabouts and never get returned. I have watched the DVD numerous times and it still makes me giggle.
Peter Kay is a comedian from Bolton who had won various comedy awards and featured in various tv shows including Phoenix Nights before he really shot to fame with his first stand up DVD Live At The Top Of The Tower in November 2002. He followed this up a year later with this DVD and has now sold more than 10 million DVD's.
Since the filming of this DVD he has gone on to do more hugely popular sell out tours, released a few annoying charity songs including 'Amarillo', the hilarious John Smiths adverts and more stand up DVD's.
Most of Peter Kay's jokes are about normal everyday things that you would never think to be funny until you realise that every thing he is mocking people about, you either have done yourself or definitely know somebody who has its actually a bit cringeworthy. For example when dad's don't know the words to a song so they make up their own.
A few of the jokes he tells are about the silly things his mum and nana have said in the past such as his mother talking about 'putting the phone back in it's holster' "It's a phone not a gun!"the fact that they were in the audience for the filming off the DVD and often zoom in to get their reactions on camera as he tells them which makes it all the more funny.
Some of my favourite parts include one sketch about slimming world, as he's not too trim himself he is able to joke about these things without seeming offensive. Another is when he describes in slow motion the trauma of your biscuit breaking in your tea and the frantic rush for a spoon. His recollection of the joys of family weddings will bring a smile to anyones face it's fantastic.
Available new on Amazon with free delivery for £7.99. The last time I checked in a high street store for this DVD it was around £20 but I picked up a used copy for £2.
Released in 2003 filmed in Bolton Town Hall.
Rated for ages 15 and above.
100 minutes running time and 25 minutes in extras. Special feature is a behind the scenes tour diary.
There are very few negatives about this DVD, although it isn't really one for all the family, firstly because some of the jokes refer to TV programmes such as Bullseye which I would think kids today have never seen so they wouldn't really understand what the jokes are about.
There are a few sexual references but nothing I would say was at all disgusting or over the top. Just a bit of fun.
The only other negative which isn't negative for me personally is that some people find his strong Bolton accent a bit tricky to understand. I think this adds to the comedy as it's just "the way he tells em!"
I felt quite lost when it ended and just wanted to see more and more so I got the first one which is also highly entertaining, but of the two I prefer this one. I am hoping to get the more recent "Tour that didn't Tour" DVD asap!
The jokes may not sound so funny when reading them so it is definitely one you have to see for yourself! I would definitely recommend it to inject a bit of laughter into your day! You'll be irritating all of your friends and family for weeks repeating his funny stories and jokes!