The king of one-liners is back with another DVD, it’s from his latest tour ‘Joke-amotive’.
His previous releases have been well received, so how funny is this stand-up performance?
I pop the DVD in and the menu quickly loads up, it feels like a kids program. Very cheesy graphics with corny background music, this is certainly a Tim Vine creation!
The set follows on the corniness, carrying on the theme, it looks good though, a small but interesting set. He opens with a funny song, as he brings us all aboard the punaway train!
Throughout the performance the catchy songs reappear, often completely random and fantastically pointless (but exactly what we want), which is what makes this style of comedy so funny.
As for his one-liners – as you’d expect he throws them out at great speed! Even take a sip of your drink and you can find you miss a gag. His jokes are aided with lots of stage propstoo. Some of his jokes I found myself literally with my head in my hands saying “oh my god, that joke is so bad”, the sort of one-liner your dad would come out with at a party. But somehow the chuckles continue.
Plenty of other gags though are actually properly good and I felt more respectable and comfortable with myself for laughing at them! I have no idea how many jokes he told in total in this performance, but it’s a huge amount. You can’t argue with the pun to pound ratio when buying this DVD!
No random shouts from the audience, or any kind of heckling in this gig, not that sort of performance.
If you’re after something fun and harmless for a laugh, perhaps around Christmas, this is ideal for all the family (it is only classified PG so is safe for all ages).
On the DVD you do also get a few extras, which include 3 short films made by Vine, there’s also a tour movie and another song from the gig not in the main feature.
If you like edgy comedy about adult subjects this certainly won’t be for you haha! But if you’re after some family-friendly fun and are a fan of one-liners you’ll love this. With so many gags it’s good value for money.