The Comedians Top Ten- Number 8

December 13, 2013

The countdown of the Top Ten Comedy DVD’s for Christmas continues. No.10 was The Channel 4 Comedy Gala, yesyerday’s no. 9 was Peter Kay. Today it’s number 8 and it’s…

Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges: The Full Story Boxset

It’s Kevin Bridges: The Full Story Boxset!

Now! A quick reminder of the ‘rules’. I haven’t seen any of these DVD’s. In many cases I haven’t seen the comedians. Even on the Apollo show. I am simply reviewing them by their covers alone. Here goes.

I don’t know Kevin Bridges story. But it goes something like this: Kevin Bridges talks about what it’s like being the unsung son of Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges. There’s some amusing anecdotes about boyhood fishing trips with Uncle Beau and an alarming tale of an onset visit to see Grandpa Lloyd when he starred in the comedy Jane Austen’s Mafia!

Maybe he’s not related. Maybe he is! You decide.

The Full Story Boxset is possibly a little misleading. How many DVD’s make a Boxset? How many stories make a Full Story? Well, in this case, two. Two DVD’s. Two stories.

The stories so far are, ahem, The Story So Far and The Story Continues. Perhaps, next Christmas, the Full Boxset will become a Triple Boxset and, in typical three act story style, the story will end with the third DVD, The Story Ends.

Comedians come in two forms; the grumpy comedian and the smiley comedian. In first place, at the moment, are Jack Dee and Michael McIntyre. (I was going to say respectively, but I’ll leave it for you to figure out- you can always click on the names above to see photographic evidence). Kevin, as his legs suggest, is straddling the two styles; it’s not a smile, it’s not a grimace. I cannot tell what it is. He is a third kind; the enigmatic comedian.

He possibly has no arms.

He’s looking up. The camera is either very high or Kevin is very short.

This is “unmissable stuff”  and, with two 15 certificate symbols, it is suitable for thirty year olds.

There is a lot of yellow.

Tomorrow, number 7.

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