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He provides another astute unpicking of the media junket.........it's actually giving me goosebumps.
you need some chav love, sunshine
keep the flag flying
Go on, moosh...get past the picket fence and run up the lane...you're not welcome in my bubble.
What a team they would be!
I love Newswipe so far, there were moments where I wanted to punch the air, such was the agreement and laughter.
He's another addition to that sect (the Patrick Marber, Steve Coogan, Armando Ianucci, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Julia Davis, Graham Lineham etc. etc. school of comedy)
They should get together for a modern update of The Day Today... although it has hardly aged at all (other than the 'look'). I think comedy needs something like that right now, Newswipe isn't enough.
Same with On The Hour (the radio predecessor), if you replaced the Tory name-checking with Labour politicians, it's just as fresh and relevant (recession, sleaze) now as it was back in 1991/92.
Amazing american news parody :)
But nothing can beat the British sense of parody, and even then, nothing can seemingly top On The Hour/The Day Today, and I really wish it could (because I've repeated watched/listened to these to the absolute maximum).
and actually linked somoene to their twitter profile through twitter.
he's essentially perfect.
....stick it to his pelvic bone with cellotape
Okay, now what does a vag look like again?
That's the stuff, mmmm.
but i couldn't think of anyone i hated, bizarrely. They're all flooding back to me now tho.
He's clearly responsible for the immortal line "Your child may be splatted...by a roboplegic wrongcock."
You learn something new everyday
"His views are totally accurate... If by 'views' you mean misguided dog shit and by 'accurate' you mean so wide of the mark a blind man would say 'Hey mate, you're totally wide of the mark'. I mean, I could eat a load of cats through my anus and sick better views and they wouldn't even be in the form of views, just sicked up cats. Cock."
Was this quoted from tonights show?
Still...he has his own television show. We're showcasing our snidey remarks to an audience of 12 forum posters.......his viewing figures are nearly touching a million.
it was good....not amazing......better than last week....getting better.
glad he had a pop at that cunt carole malone though......twinkle-eyed guff puff that she is
rather than woffle.
I was slightly dissappointed that he allowed himself to be censored though......even if he couldnt make the bbc put out the names on air, he could at least have interviewed the people who said it couldnt be broadcast.......has he got a blog somewhere?
mini versions of Adam Curtis documentaries.
Which is nice.
Mayfair Set - a 1999 documentary series on how City of London bankers systematically dismantled British industry from the 1960s-90s and removed the power of the state to protect people from the greed of the market.
Century of the Self - about the role of psychoanalysis, marketing, and public relations in the united states.
Power of Nightmares - explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today.
And Curtis actually did do a bit for Brooker's Screenwipe - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9FaIyc4vpU
Both are top notch.
I like the way Brooker doesn't actually go for humour at the expense of making it patently obvious that he's utterly disgusted with the state of play. The US have their satirical big hitters and our Have I Got News For You is all good, but I think Brooker's sheer bluntness is astonishing. Some see his technique as unpolished and deficient in comedic value, but they're missing the point.
Thanks for the heads up.
He's had a couple of really top-notch people on in the past few weeks, the Flat-earth news guy and Peter Oborne. Apparently he also has Ben Goldacre, Mr Bad Science, lined up as well. Glad they didn't bother with Tim Key or the BBC3-esque bit with the girl in the shopping centre again.
Really good show overall, probably better than Screenwipe, if not as funny.
For incite and opinion...Newswipe has that wrapped up.
better than a lot of last series screenwipe.
was his actual tasteful dissection of the Goody furore, which actually bordered on respect for the deceased, I honestly didn't see that coming at all, very well handled. But I agree about the censoring was a sharp reminder who his boss is.
that Paxman quote was worth my whole licence fee alone, absolutely amazing...!
Brookers might be all vitriol and spite..............but the boy has tact.
I don't know why you wouldn't expect that. All his "offensive" type stuff is pretty harmless bile spit out for its own comedic value or aimed at worthy targets.
Brooker's Newswipe or Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle?
I love them both so dearly............it would be like Sophie's Choice.
But I'd say Newswipe gets the nod. Lee can labour the point a little (see: the E4/sewage sketch), whereas Brooker gets to the point and then sets his sights on the next target.
But as I say, both are class.
It's his schtick
And so far like this show a lot. This blog about it set out the stall very well, so I knew what to expect.
He has limitations, and he knows what they are. But what he does, he does very well in my eyes.
Some kind of zeitgeist wave bubbling angrily to the surface of the collective unconscious. I hesitate to mention the S*X*I*S but I really hope something big is in the pipeline.
Either way, I kinda know what you mean. Shit's going to start going down.
I think it's sort of a 'oh, God, hate to bring up this old chestnut so here's a compromise way of writing the word.'
I want war.
AND Motown AND the miniskirt. Good times.