I love me a good Jesus Christ Superstar parody, and this cast is full of my favorites to boot.


AD/BC: A Rock Opera is a nativity musical set in 1978 (released in 2004) told from the perspective of the innkeeper, which is funny on its own, but add the cast to the equation and it's a musicals and British comedy-lovers dream come true. It stars Matt Berry, Richard Ayoade, Julian Barratt, Matt Lucas, Noel Fielding, Julia Davis and Rich Fulcher. And if you've never seen The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, or Little Britain, (or Gavin & Stcaey for Julia...or Love Actually...she plays the caterer at the wedding) that won't excite you.*

But if you HAVE seen Jesus Christ Superstar and aren't easily offended (which might have determined whether or not you like Jesus Christ Superstar), I recommend a watch. I think the 'Innkeeper's Wife' song is my favorite (in part 2). I wish the soundtrack was available to purchase.

*As an example of my unfailing love for Tim Rice-penned musicals, I can't write or read the last four lines of this sentence without thinking of lyrics from Chess song "One Night in Bangkok": I'd let you watch/I would invite you/but the queens we use would not excite you.


Allie said...

THIS IS AMAZING. I love Matt Barry so fucking much.

Allie said...

"Time is a menstrous woman" !!!

Maryann said...

Oh, Allie, I love that you love British comedy. I feel like I'm mostly posting things for you now and that's ok with me! :)

Bryon said...

I know that a lot of people who are writing these reviews are “above” the humor of “Little Britain” however I am not. It speaks to my level of sophistication or “class and culture” that I am used to. My family made jokes about bodily functions and other politically incorrect themes growing up, but I suppose people today are “evolved.” I think it’s one of the funniest comedic skit shows to ever be made, but I would also like to see some of Tracy Ulman’s new material. I hear it’s “more refined.” The 6 episodes on HBO popped up one day when I was on and I am so glad that I took a chance. I logged into my employee account and set my DVR to record the whole series and watched it on my iPhone using my Sling adapter. Live TV is just as easy to watch too and sometimes I use my Galaxy Tab when I’m on trips. LBUSA is right up there with Mr. Bean in my opinion, but a lot more offensive.

Kj said...

this is amazing. just watched part 1 and am forcing myself to go to bed instead of watching more. Is Herod gonna be played by my buddy from HyperDrive?