Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.
The pair's follow-up to The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, this BBC comedy sketch show features more surreal vignettes, as well as an ongoing mockumentary series called The Club - a parody of popular British series of the time.
Vic Reeves' Big Night Out began life as a solo comedy show by James Moir in the Goldsmith's Tavern in London in the mid-1980s. Moir met Bob Mortimer during a performance of one of his shows, and they began working together as a double-act. The show, now with Mortimer on board, moved to a bigger venue in Albany Theatre in Deptford in 1989. It began to attract the attention of several comedians, including Charlie Higson, Paul Whitehouse and Jonathan Ross. Ross' company Channel X, brought the show to Channel 4, which aired as a six-part series in 1990. After attaining a cult following, a second eight-part series was aired in 1991. See more »
Vic and Bob are very funny. It may take you a while to understand this, but if you have a sense of humour you'll find i'm right. Oh yes. Most definitely.
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I'm not giving this 10 as its a compilation and i don't like compilations. Chopping things into bits and pasting them together in a different order is a TERRIBLE thing to do. Get the whole proper thing instead. Compilations are cash in Christmas type things. Better still, watch 'Big Night Out' first, then 'The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer' Then shooting stars. The earlier series-es are PERHAPS a little bit hit and miss at times, but are Stronger, Like a well matured cheese the material is richer. Shooting Stars is perhaps a bit dilute. But there are moments of pure hilarity. I miss Vic and Bob on TV, its a pity Catterick was dubious.
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