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is better than both of your silly sitcom things. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80TeUnFH-jM
'comedy' programme on BBC2 on Thursday evenings. Which is a shocking performance.
of the panel on rte here in Ireland, Which is also hosted by Dara o Brein and features Jason Byrne as a guest every week.
A less funny have I got news for you, hosted by a man with no teeth and featuring punt/dennis?????
DEATH TO SATIRE
I suppose you'll be laughing at Rory Bremner and Jon Culshaw next?
Rory Bremner should be killed.
It's the third best panel show on TV.
question of sport and....?
The only 'panel' show that I can be arsed to watch is QI.
Third best vic and bob show.
he isn't irish, and he and fry are the only regulars on it
and also 40, which is surprising.
Whose Line is it Anyway, starring Ryan Stile, Greg Proops and Colin Mockery (i can't remember how you spell his name, it might be Mochrie though, but I prefer to think of it as Mockery)
that was awesome.
mock the week is obv. heavily influenced by it
Dan Patterson, which I noted with interest
and i will.
'undisputably' isn't a word!
results in 79000+ results.
In your face.
I just got the first 6 series of Whose line on dvd.
I've never seen it for sale
Where did you buy it and how much was it and who is in the first 6 series?
Some of the earlier ones aren't that good - the ones that featured people like Tony Slattery, Sandi Toksvig and John Sessions. they were no where near as funny as the later ones.
let out a collective sigh when Tony Slattery and Josie Lawrence were on instead of Ryan and Colin.
and Colin and Ryan were on it every week. Then it went to America and everyone started screaming and hollering and they got celebrities involved and it wasn't as good.
presenting it, I remember.
Whatever happened to Tony Slattery? Was he banned from T.V after dropping that priceless antique on 'going for a song'?
he's no Clive Anderson. I saw one with Chyna from WWF in it, it was rubbish.
just went and did lots of drugs for a few years, and that meant he had no time for tv
and he'd join in for the last sketch with unhilarious consequences
but not for Josie Lawrence, she was one of the few good British ones on there (and I used to fancy her a bit)
it was best on radio 4 though, with fry and sessions.
sessions grew up where I grew up. jayfact.
I paid £43 for the first 6 series. They aren't offical (bought off dodgy guy) but there'll never be an official release of the UK edition because of some copyright thing that I don't really understand.
damn stupid copyright laws
you should find what you want
is right. mock the week is great. much better than any of the programmes of its type we've had. it usually depends on the guests they have on...
but frankie boyle, ed byrne, andy parsons, the nervous welsh fella and dara o'whatshisname are ace.
when david mitchell and john oliver were on too.
actually, i think andy parsons is quite poor.
It's fucking awful.
For so many reasons....
at least one.
Banal, forced humour. In fact, they don't even mock the week in a satirical style - they merely poke fun issues by making redundant, immature comments of a 10 year old's level of comprehension.
Would you like me to keep going?
Oh, and it's not a patch on Have I Got News For You.
Not even close.
light years ahead of it. have i got news for you features britain's funniest and least funny men.
it doesn't have Ian fucking Hislop
He may be smug, arrogant and full of self-importance, but he still makes several amusing 'quips' per episode, and the show would undoubtedly be at a loss without hum. He needs to balance out Paul Merton's, albeit funny, stupidity.
Ian Beale is a fucking disgrace, in terms of being a comedic and being a Scotsman.
Ian Hislop = least funny man in Britain. And not very politically astute. Just went to private school with a bunch of wankers. His understanding is excruciatingly limited.
i would like you to start.
Oh, and the people on there are largely unfunny too, in that they attempt to fit in as many one-line pseudo-amusing 'jokes' as possible during the program's length, whilst the banter in shows like HIGNFY/QI runs a lot smoother and feels natural.
I should probably have condensed the above paragraph into smaller sentences so that Jacob would actually read what I've written....
i just think you're wrong. sorry that you can't appreciate anything unless it appears high minded. And QI is horrifically overrated and shouldn't be in the quiz show format at all.
and MTW has an inconsistent mixture of guests, i accept that. but frankie boyle, hughe dennis, david mitchell, john oliver blah blah blah are all pretty funny.
to be fair, you can't scientifically dissect the causes of humour. I just refuse to accept that the fact that i like mock the week is somehow low-brow and anti-intellectual.
MTW is intended to be a more refreshing version of HIGNFY, featuring 'fresh' new comedy talents (largely). It doesn't fulfil it's intentions.
If you are going to mock the week, satire is usually the way you'd go about doing it. The show in question isn't satirical, nor particularly amusing as it simply points out the obvious about the week's issues. Low-brow and anti-intellectual? Yes it is - and this is the saddening thing about the show - although the show is simply trying to bring a fresh perspective to current affairs whilst retaining a respectable quota of intelligence/satire/whatever. It fails on both counts.
HIGNFY has been around for years. I'd give MTW another year tops.
it doesn't make you laugh. it does make me laugh. it's as simple as that.
i don't think it pretends to be satire. it's just relatively competent comedians pissing about. i'm stunned that you can say you don't like something for its anti-intellectualism and not feel embarassed about it.
you think HIGNFY is highbrow?
A lot of unfunny comedians rambling shit about shit they know nothing about is seen by you as funny? Now I WOULD be embarrased about that.
ian hislop is a non-comedian talking shit about stuff he knows nothing about. but y'know, high brow n stuff
I laugh at things I find funny - it's as simple as that.
I don't laugh at MTW. If I didn't keep up with current affairs and wanted to hear some painfully basic/immature/simple points made about semi-important issues, I would either buy a Daily Mirror or watch MTW.
"I laugh at things I find funny - it's as simple as that."
glad to hear it. so do i.
do you really think HIGNFY is genuinely in-tune with current affairs? if you do, i suggest you stop skim reading the guardian.
A LOT more in tune with current affairs than MTW is. If you dispute that, then you, Sir, are an idiot.
The whole point of HIGNFY is a light-hearted approach to current affairs. More in-depth analysis - watch Question Time. Even more analysis - read a quality broadsheet.
...oh, and for your information, I read The Times without skim-reading it. Hint - don't patronise someone you don't know.
"I should probably have condensed the above paragraph into smaller sentences so that Jacob would actually read what I've written...."
don't patronise someone you don't know.
Saying I skim-read The Guardian is an ill-founded attempt to insult me based on no grounds whatsoever.
Fundamental difference there...
it's just that it is utterly irrelevant. you seem unable to accept that i can find something funny which you're indifferent to.
i've just eaten a turkey sandwich. do you like them?
if you don't, then it's fine. you don't need to tell me i eat anti-intellectual lunches.
I gave reasoned opinions as to why MTW is shit. You've not convinced me otherwise.
I DON'T CARE if you like the show or not. I don't care how you get intellectually-stimulated. I don't even care why you're username is JacobJones. Your attempt to counter my argument ("why is .... high-brow/low-brow?") is tiresome and boring.
I'm off to town to meet friends. Have a fun one.
i haven't countered your argument . i have dismissed it for its pointlessness. you aren't RIGHT that it's shit ... nor could you ever rationally demonstrate how poor a TV programme is. It's why the reviews on this site are a waste of time.
you say it is shit because it's poor 'satire'. i said it wasn't satire, just comedians dicking about. you said 'yeah, but that's shit'
you just need an appeal to authority and you will have committed all the crimes of critical thought.
Enjoy aberdeen. I'm off to count my money.
for in-depth analysis watch Question Time ..... absolutely hilarious. you should be on mock the week.
Don't misquote me in an attempt to make a point.
i'd have said question time is on a comparable intellectual plateau with mock the week, to be honest.
your both getting worked up on which panel show is better.
HIGNFY is better
worked up. i quite like both of them.
so bad. it's the poor man's HIGNFY. actually its worse than that. the beggar's HIGNFY. the corpses HIGNFY. all the contestants just shout jokes about genitals. dara o'baldy is the only redeeming feature.
It's like the pathetic form of humour, just insulting things to get laughs. Like when a stand up comedian comes up on stage and says "so.....homeless people....wankers...".
it's still great though.
i think that its painfully average.
i take it you haven't watched this series then? he's not on it any more.
same thing, really.
impressionists aren't funny on panel shows.
they're not even that funny on impressionist shows.
is the best thing about it
the others are still usually pretty shit in comparison
he's usually the only one who can make me belly-laugh.
should stick to radio... he's far better on The Now Show than mock the week