5 Very amusing and very warm show by the likable RobJayFirestorm | 22/09/2010 | See all JayFirestorm's reviews (28)I've been a fan of Rob Brydon ever since the excellent 'Marion & Geoff'. Correction, I've been a fan since he did some good voice work in the 1990's 'Discworld' adventure games. He's great presenting 'Would I Lie To You' too. (Haven't watched 'Gavin & Stacey' yet but have it on DVD at recommendation of a friend). Either way, I'd long considered getting this DVD but aren't really a fan of stand-up DVDs. But as I was home alone for a few days, I decided to finally order a copy and give it a try. I wasn't disappointed.Brydon has a great stage presence, and while has a persona that is contemporary and relevant, at the same time gives off much of the air of the classic comedians who - without wanting to get all Daily Mail - didn't rely on the f word every two seconds to get an easy laugh.I won't say there is no bad language in this show, but it is few and far between, and is not over-the-top as with many of the current crop of comedians.Brydon opens with a few rambling comedy tales, but by mid-way through the show is mostly made up of interaction with the audience, which he does very well indeed. There are also a nice selection of impressions mixed in; As well as mostly being spot on, these impressions thankfully don't seem forced, and fit in with the rest of the show well.I wouldn't say this is Brydon's best ever performance, but that is a mark of his quality overall, and I found this show to be very good, and one big point is - while biting and cynical at times - he gives off a tremendous warmth that is lacking from so much of comedy nowadays.Extras on the DVD include: Rob On Tour - a reasonable backstage look at Rob's tour; It's Hal Out There - a feature with Rob talking to his warm-up act, Hal Cruttenden (though frustratingly we don't get to see any of his act); and Rob's Road Cam - a potentially amusing short about various things Brydon has filmed on the road travelling to venues, but with very brief running time and shaky camera work, doesn't really amount to much. A mixed bag, but considering many stand-up DVDs only feature the bog-standard performance with no extras, the ones we get here are decent enough.All-in-all, I really enjoyed this DVD. To give a balanced view, Brydon might not have the most cutting-edge material (here at least), but what he does do, is give a very warm and very humorous performance. This DVD is about a year old at time of writing, so should be available at a knock-down price; I personally found it very enjoyable.