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Rhod Gilbert And The Award-Winning Mince Pie – Live DVD Review

Rhod Gilbert And The Award-Winning Mince Pie – Live

November 19, 2009

Starring: Rhod Gilbert,

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DVD Review

Darren Jamieson

Rhod Gilbert is an angry man. Everything in life seems to annoy him, and he’s not afraid to tell audiences about it.

Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie is Rhod’s first DVD release, and probably the first for the mince pie as well. Rhod was known previously for his made up world of Llanbobbel, or however you actually spell it, as he freely admits that everything he said in the past was utter rubbish.

In an attempt to make it into the reel world, Rhod started doing comedy about things he’d observed in his life, and all of it annoyed it him. This led to his eventual breakdown at Knutsford Services on the M6 one night, on his way back to Cardiff. This is also where he met his now touring companion, the mince pie (which is actually an apple pie).

All of this will become clear in Rhod’s very angry stand up show, where he shouts at customer service assistants, shop assistants in Debenhams, English rugby players, the audience and generally everyone he comes across.

Even a sex mad ex-girlfriend doesn’t escape Rhod’s angry wrath.

If you live in the Welsh area of Ebbw Vale, you might want to give Rhod’s DVD a miss as you get an extra special mention as being the worst place on the face of the Earth. That’s even when compared to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rhod’s stand-up style is nothing if not energetic, but unlike Michael McIntyre or Russell Howard, things don’t amuse him. He doesn’t find wonder in the world. He finds despair and tragedy wherever he goes.

Be prepared for some truly upsetting outburst from a Carmarthenshire man (sorry Rhod, but that’s where you’re really from) who is genuinely angry.

Special Features

The outtakes section of this DVD shows Rhod warming up the audience beforehand, and dealing with some chatty women during the show. All comedians have to deal with heckling at some point in their careers, but when they’re recording a live DVD, their first DVD, it can be very annoying.

Rhod is already an angry man; these women tipped him over the edge.

Rhod Gilbert doesn’t have the mainstream appeal of McIntyre, but for angry old men out there (and I’m one of those), he’s just the ticket.

Darren has enjoyed an interest in film for many years, studying the subject at Newport Film School where he worked on the film ‘Cop on the Edge IX: Prelude to Justice‘ in a directing and acting capacity. The official site can be enjoyed here. Darren setup WhatDVD.Net in 2003 to further his love of films and to write passionately about the movies he enjoys, and about those that he doesn’t.

Although his day-to-day activities mean that he now has less time to review movies than he would ideally prefer, he still tries to review new releases, and DVDs from his extensive collection, whenever possible.
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Rating: 79%

Website: http://www.myspace.com/rhodgilbertcomedian


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