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and Barry Cryer
stephen fry is amazing and i won't hear a bad word said against him.
jimmy carr? angus deayton?
I just don't like Steven Fry on comedy game shows... I don't think this is where he's suited. His appearance on Never Mind the Buzzcocks was poor, and at times he comes across as vulgar.
His documentary work, however, is superb. His recent one about travelling around America in a black cab, and especially the bipolar series, were incredible. This is what he should be doing more of.
The America series was rubbish. Like, incredibly bad. The bipolar one was good, I agree, but the one of going around each state was so shallow and pointless.
he pretty much IS the show...
On the one hand I agree it's an intellectual circle jerk and find that a bit offputting.
But on the other hand very few programmes are made for people who do want intellectual circle jerks and maybe it's nice those people have a programme that caters for them.
Like those bits in QI when Stephen Fry says 'fisting', or whatever.
Is this not the whole point of QI?
and it's hardly the Book Quiz in the smug stakes
and replace him with Michael McIntyre
as he regularly demonstrates on stuff like mock the week
Davies knows the point to work at where 'everyman', 'idiot' and 'man interested in proceedings' intersects. Having McIntyre working through his stock of one-liners in lieu of the quiz... you might as well have Patrick McGuinness for all the good that'll do. I mean, QI's a show on which even Jimmy Carr seems reasonble.
Similarly, you couldn't have anyone other than Fry hosting. He *is* QI.
I don't really know that much about McIntyre but I'd like to see Dylan Moran and Will Self as captains one week
he was pretty good, much better than whenever he does HIGNFY
thats the whole point of QI. As is also the point of University Challenge. Which I also love. If you want brainless TV go to ITV....or Channel 5......or Sky One......or Living TV......or just about every other fucking channel.
its shit. they're all smug, unfunny and say such dull things. and it isn't really very intellectual, at all.
karl pilkington on
stop having john sissons, he's rubbish
It's a succession of knob and poop gags dressed up in a thesaurus.
And Alan Davies gurns and acts like the village idiot.
It's ok, but why the hell does everyone love it so and think it's oh so cultured?!
Just a suspicion.
is not inherently intellectual or cultured.
I quite enjoy watching it, I guess. But Alan Davies is a muppet, and Stephen Fry camps it up a bit too much.
sure the topics and presentation set it up as higher brow than the 8 out of 10 cats and mock the weeks of the world but the content is all rather irreverent and silly
Never have Ronnie Ancona or Rory McGrath on it ever again.
Ronni Ancona is superb
like in the good ol days