Al Murray Live: Barrel Of Fun. The Pub Landlord (Al Murray). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Al Murray Live: Barrel Of Fun

Dave stand-up from Al Murray. 1 episode in 2011. Stars Al Murray.

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Skilful subversion or laboured, one-note jingoism? Al Murray's pub landlord character is one of British comedy's more divisive figures, with suspicions that the sharp irony of the act's early days has given way to boorish, catchphrase-spouting inanity. Regardless, Murray remains massively popular. This live show, recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo, is taken from his recent Barrel Of Fun tour, which attracted 200,000 punters across the UK. Here, Murray sticks to safe, crowd-pleasing fare, including skits on the pope, ginger folk and squirrels.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 29th September 2011