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    Someone should commission that mental puppet show from Screenwipe this week.

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    I actually fail to notice it as I said earlier.

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    Latest IT Crowd was a bit of a letdown. About to watch new QI though

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    Bishop on Law of the Playground when he was talking about the gay lad beating the fuck out of the girl bully is literally one of my biggest laugh out loud moments of the year.

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    Which episode is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheltonLondon View Post
    Bishop on Law of the Playground when he was talking about the gay lad beating the fuck out of the girl bully is literally one of my biggest laugh out loud moments of the year.

    Something like that happened at my school. This scrawny little kid was being picked on by a girl bully that seemed to be a couple of years older. The girl kept saying "What are you going to do about it". Well, actually it was more like "Whurrr ya gonna dae aboot it?" The kid just smacked her in the face, which sent her flying to the deck. He just shrugged and walked on. Just thinking about it makes me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Which episode is that?
    Not sure, think it might have been the first episode from the current series, or an early one. I remember watching it on Channel 4 about a month and a half ago.

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NjTWvl8x-U[/ame]

    The Butterfield Diet Plan from The Peter Serafinowicz show, which I think is hilarious.

    Check out the Christmas special on the BBC iPlayer, think it is the funniest yet. I especially like the Butterfield character on the show but there are some other gems as well.

    Think the main series can be a bit hit or miss with some of the sketches and characters but overall is an enjoyable watch.

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    The christmas special was fucking brilliant.

    The estate agent was funny the first time, but it was the repeats of the sketch that ruined that one. OTherwise the whole show was genius.

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    Rab C Nesbitt last night was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    The christmas special was fucking brilliant.

    The estate agent was funny the first time, but it was the repeats of the sketch that ruined that one. OTherwise the whole show was genius.
    My thoughts exactly, when they kept repeating that bit I was getting the vibe of a Catherine Tate-esque sketch which isn't a good thing.

    Everything else, as you said, was outstanding.

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    Right ok I watched Bill Baileys DVD as I was given it by a friend for christmas.

    It was pure shit and I will fight anyone who disagrees. He isn't that funny. He also thinks an awful lot of himself intellectually and I'm not quite sure where he has got this idea from.

    Ohh also he made the stupidest joke the world has ever known which is people like huimself making fun of footballers FOR JUST KICKING A BALL AROUND bit rich coming from a man who tells shit jokes.

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    That last DVD is his worst.

    Part Troll is good.

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    You guys should give The Life and Times of Tim a go.

    I mentioned it in the Ramble thread and no one responded, but I have to believe some one a with dry sense of humor would generally enjoy it.

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    What is it about you dashing fiend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by son_of_foley View Post
    What is it about you dashing fiend?
    Animated (poorly), mid-20's Tim with horrible luck always gets caught in the worst possible situation. Each episode is 12 minutes or so, there were 20 in the first season. I'm praying for a second.

    Pretty much every character is great. The Boss and the Priest both surpass this. Especially wonderful episodes include: "Monday Night Confession" and "Mad Dog Tim"

    Here's Wiki with not much more to say on it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Life_and_Times_of_Tim

    You would definitely love it.

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    saw Izzard at the Lyric a couple of weeks ago. Still the most intelligent man in comedy. Sublime.

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    Saw Stewart Lee doing test material for his new tv series last night at the Hen and Chickens.

    Very funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turdpower View Post
    That last DVD is his worst.

    Part Troll is good.
    Part Troll is pretty shit as well, everyone seems to love it though. Other than the weirdness value of seeing Kevin Eldon dancing to the hokey cokey in German, it was a bit dull. Bewilderness was pretty good though. His musical stuff is much better than his stand-up.

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    Since I just got Brit-bombed I should mention I've been watching "Coupling" on BBC America and quite enjoying it. Old news but I JUST WANT TO FIT IN.

    Also, Jane =

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    Coupling is awesome. Jeff makes the show, it went shit when he left.

    I bought myself 'A bit of Fry and Laurie' over the Christmas period, classic stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foleybumps View Post
    Since I just got Brit-bombed I should mention I've been watching "Coupling" on BBC America and quite enjoying it. Old news but I JUST WANT TO FIT IN.

    Also, Jane =
    Coupling is genuinely one of the best (and underated) comedy's we've produced.

    But BC was right, it did go downhill after Jeff left.

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    Coupling is a weird one IMO - at times it was inspired, with a Curb-esque ability to weave plots that all unravel at the end...but at times they tried too hard to develop that element and it was a little bit stupid. The episode with the language differences was spot on.

    Another problem was that the three men were funny while the three women were absolutely not.

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    There are probably three or four women who can make me laugh. I hope I am not sexist by saying this.

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    Fuck, I'm having trouble coming up with that many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rosk View Post
    There are probably three or four women who can make me laugh. I hope I am not sexist by saying this.
    Joan Rivers and Sarah Silverman are the only ones that make me laugh. Maybe there's something inherently funny about Jews. Jo Brand can, on occasion, say something funny but it's drowned in a sea of "I'm so fat/my husband's such a cunt" mediocrity.

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    The return of Shooting Stars was a little underwhelming, also. The documentary before it was great though.

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    Jessica Stevenson is a witty girl. Whenever I've seen her she genuinely makes me giggle. I am talking about funny on their own, not with a load of amazing shit some bloke has written for her for a shag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    The return of Shooting Stars was a little underwhelming, also. The documentary before it was great though.
    Balls, it was classic. The opening bag of rats bit was genius. George's song was possibly the best ever.

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    I don't know, 'les jours heureux' was pretty amazing also.

    Plus, HIP HOP IS THE BEST.

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    PEANUTS was the best IMO, but yeah that song was good. I liked the final challenge as well.

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    Jeff was fantastic in Coupling.

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    Yea the new Shooting Stars was pretty decent IMO, as if the show had never been off air at all, and a return to the glory years, before it all went a bit pants with Vegas and that writer guy I forget the name of.

    Also whomever was talking about Jessica Stevenson being funny, I agree. I also find her to be very attractive nowadays, the humour maybe helps this though

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    Quote Originally Posted by son_of_foley View Post
    Right ok I watched Bill Baileys DVD as I was given it by a friend for christmas.

    It was pure shit and I will fight anyone who disagrees. He isn't that funny. He also thinks an awful lot of himself intellectually and I'm not quite sure where he has got this idea from.
    Yeah, I find his pure comedy segments to be pretty poor. I find his music stuff tends to be a lot stronger ie his bits on U2, foreign sirens and cockney music's influence on classical music.

    Regarding women in comedy, I honestly can't think of a single female comedian I find remotely amusing. The majority of them bog their comedy down in lazy 'look at me being a woman in a man's world' shit which is guaranteed to put me off straight away. Simon mentioned Jo Brand and her entire act seems to consist of reminding people she's a fat troll.

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    Also that she has periods, and a husband that actually wants to have sex with her.

    more the reason I like Jessica Stevenson, shame she's semi-retired, or so it seems

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    She's not even that funny. They struggle to even get women to be funny on sitcoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foleybumps View Post
    Animated (poorly), mid-20's Tim with horrible luck always gets caught in the worst possible situation. Each episode is 12 minutes or so, there were 20 in the first season. I'm praying for a second.

    Pretty much every character is great. The Boss and the Priest both surpass this. Especially wonderful episodes include: "Monday Night Confession" and "Mad Dog Tim"

    Here's Wiki with not much more to say on it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Life_and_Times_of_Tim

    You would definitely love it.
    I will have a look. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood View Post
    more the reason I like Jessica Stevenson, shame she's semi-retired, or so it seems
    It's Jessica Hines now. She got married. It's weird how good looking she got after Spaced. She was in some shit sitcom on the BBC, can't remember what it was called, and she is in some shit feature length program called Learners with David Tennant, I seen it advertised the other day.

    Funny women I would have to say I can't think of one off the top of my head stand-up wise, but a few of the female cast in Gavin and Stacey pull off some top jokes and make me laugh. Ruth Jones is good in that and Saxondale.

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    Deb from Everybody loves Raymond is alright

    errrrrrr

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    The best thing about Gavin And Stacey is Gavin's mum, played by Alison Steadman. Great fun.

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    Plus you'd fuck Joanna Page.

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    As long as she kept her mouth shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlon Dingle View Post
    It's Jessica Hines now. She got married. It's weird how good looking she got after Spaced. She was in some shit sitcom on the BBC, can't remember what it was called, and she is in some shit feature length program called Learners with David Tennant, I seen it advertised the other day.

    Funny women I would have to say I can't think of one off the top of my head stand-up wise, but a few of the female cast in Gavin and Stacey pull off some top jokes and make me laugh. Ruth Jones is good in that and Saxondale.
    It's Jessica "Hynes" now . And yea it is odd, after getting married and having babies, she got better looking.

    She was quite cool on Buzzcocks, I think the reason I appreciate her more so than other comedic women is two-fold:

    A) Spaced
    B) She doesn't try half as hard as most women to portray any sort of image, and therefore doesn't embaress herself as much.

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    What do people think of Nighty Night? I've never seen it, having been put off by all the reviews going on about how 'dark' it is...but I've downloaded it and am going to give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    The best thing about Gavin And Stacey is Gavin's mum, played by Alison Steadman. Great fun.
    Yeah her and his dad, Larry Lamb, who is George Lamb's(Big Brother's Little Brother) dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    What do people think of Nighty Night? I've never seen it, having been put off by all the reviews going on about how 'dark' it is...but I've downloaded it and am going to give it a try.
    I really liked it.

    The second series is shit compared to the first.

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    First series of Nighty Night is brilliant. Second less so, but if you like over the top ridiculousness (Where Don's getting a vasectomy so Jill rushes to extract some sperm from him), it's still fun.

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    Just read this in the paper in my break.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/...e-bombers-film

    Quote Originally Posted by guardian.co.uk
    Morris's suicide-bomber film gets green light

    Controversial Brass Eye satirist gets funding from FilmFour for feature that aims to show 'Dad's Army side of terrorism

    Chris Morris's feature film debut, a satire about would-be suicide bombers that he said would show the "Dad's Army side of terrorism", has been given the go-ahead, the Independent reports.

    FilmFour is funding the project, which has the working title Four Lions and is set to go into production this summer. Production company Warp Films said the film, which should hit cinemas before the end of the year, "understands how terrorism relates to testosterone. It understands jihadis as human beings. And it understands human beings as innately ridiculous."

    The news follows a year of delays in which Morris, best known for his work on The Day Today and Brass Eye, battled to secure funding. The BBC reportedly refused to back the project when it was pitched as a television project, purportedly due to the controversial nature of the subject matter. The satirist, who spent three years researching the film by talking to terrorism experts, police, the secret services and imams as well as ordinary Muslims, was at one point reduced to asking fans to contribute 25 each towards the project in return for parts as extras in the film.

    A spokeswoman for FilmFour confirmed it was backing the Four Lions project and said Morris had always envisaged it as a feature film rather than a piece for television.

    Morris is an enduringly controversial figure. During a 1994 BBC Radio 1 broadcast, he claimed that Conservative MP Michael Heseltine, who had suffered a heart attack the previous year, had died. The 2001 special episode of his Channel 4 spoof current-affairs programme Brass Eye, in which he examined the issue of paedophilia, remains one of the most discussed television programmes of all time. It was condemned by the tabloid press for trivialising the issue, while singer Phil Collins complained after Morris filmed him talking about his hatred of child molesters while wearing a T-shirt and cap backing a fictitious "Nonce Sense" campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
    First series of Nighty Night is brilliant. Second less so, but if you like over the top ridiculousness (Where Don's getting a vasectomy so Jill rushes to extract some sperm from him), it's still fun.
    When it goes in that granny's dinner, it's fucking amazing.

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    That is great news about the Morris film...

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    What did people think of Gavin And Stacey? I've now seen the show in it's entirety and I have to admit that I love it. Well-written characters, plenty of good jokes and some great performances, particularly Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb as Pam and Mick. Not jaw-droppingly funny and it's pretty cliched, but it's a nice, warm family comedy for the most part. Rob Brydon as Bryn is utterly brilliant.

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    Bryn is amazing...

    'Denim..... jeans....'

    'Mint....... baileys'

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    I think it's pretty good. Funny show, every character is strong, great performances all round, funny jokes and a good story. The odd filthy jokes sprinkled through the show are well-played too, not too overt. Very enjoyable show.

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    I think it's a fantastic showing for two young writers. I know no-one's really mentioning 'Nessa and Smithy because they're the two fantastical, OTT, even pantomime characters, but those two really nail that weird/clingy/emotional-mate-we-all-have role so bloody well.

    Rob Brydon brings an innocence to the Bryn part that is so honest, although verging on the unbelievably naive, that the 'secret' is something you want to find out so that you can automatically empathise with him rather than purely out of morbid fascination.

    Larry Lamb is great. Although it would mean watching Eastenders, watch Eastenders to see how much of a believably despicable c^nt he is compared to the uber-cool, I-wish-he-was-my dad he plays in G&S.

    Oh, and Joanna Page is disastrously fit. I definitely would, in a millisecond. Oh my lordy lordy lordo.

    Oh pt. 2 - Sheridan Smith as Smithy's little sister; perfeck.

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    I've seen 7 or 8 episodes and definitely enjoyed them all. Smithy is hilarious in every one I've seen. I think my favorite character overall is Mick, though. Not exactly sure why, but I'm sure his handling of Pam's neuroticism is a large factor. Bryn's alright, but not my favorite.

    BBC America stopped playing episodes of this and Coupling a few weeks ago, so I am going to have to try to find the box sets. I don't think it will be very easy here in the states.

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    It's excellent having Mick as the straight man to Pam. Good move that he always realises how ridiculous she is being and tells her off.

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    Any Jimmy Norton fans in here?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-85nBlJQte4

    Not his usual, but it's clean.
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    I discovered George Carlin the other day. I was absolutely stunned at how I had missed this guy's work for this long. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gangrel View Post
    I discovered George Carlin the other day. I was absolutely stunned at how I had missed this guy's work for this long. Love it.
    Brain Droppings and Napalm And Silly Putty are two books you should look up.

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    Complaints And Grievances is one of the best stand-ups ever IMO, fantastic stuff.

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    Not much comedy on at the moment, at least not well-known stuff. There's a new one on Channel 4 called Plus One starring Duncan from Blue (cunt) that is supposed to be crap, other than that I only bother with QI right now...new show from the writers of Peep Show starting on BBC soon though.

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    Changing subjects slightly to what I would call anti-comedy, has anyone actually found a single moment of MadTV to be remotely funny? Sometimes I will watch a few minutes here and there just to make sure I'm giving it a fair shake, and every time it's the same result ().

    Even the worst SNL is better than the "best" MadTV I've seen.

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    Mad TV was ok to begin with, when Phil LaMarr and David Herman were on it.

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    I've just got into Pulling in the last few days, ignored it for a long time as I thought it was going to be typical women-centred bollocks, but it's actually really good and manages to be dark without being overbearingly so. Shame it's been cancelled - anyone watch it while it was on?

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    I've got tickets from www.sroaudiences.com to be in the audience for Charlie Brookers - You Have Been Watching

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    I didn't get any for that

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    I've got 2 spare tickets if you wanna come and bring someone. I was given 4 and me it's just me and my brother at the moment, my friend pulled out cause she couldn't make it this Friday. I could just get another mate to come but none of them are in love with Charlie and it would be a waste.

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    Can I just say to anyone who ignored me when I recommended Down The Line - you're dicks. It's so, so good.

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    Whoever said Coupling went to shit without Jeff was right.

    Oliver =

    I did not enjoy "9 1/2 minutes" at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I steal cable View Post
    I've got tickets from www.sroaudiences.com to be in the audience for Charlie Brookers - You Have Been Watching
    This was the first time I've ever been in any kind of studio audience. Twas quality, cause we were with the SRO audiences thing they took us to the front of the queue. Everyone with SRO had to give in their coats and shit. I thought we'd be in the back somewhere in the shadows but no, fucking front row right next to the stage. I could literally touch Rufus Hound if I put my arm out. That's when I began to wish I made a bit of an effort dressing up or at least ironing my hoodie.

    The show overall was ok for a panel kinda show thing. The guests were David Mitchell, the bloke that came 2nd in Celeb big brother (pretty funny), Jamelia and Rufus Hound. Charlie Brooker was amazing but I just don't think this format is gonna work. I hope I'm wrong and it will be interesting to see how it gets edited down.

    David Mitchell needs a show just for himself where he complains about anything and everything for 1 hour.

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    Anyone see The Old Guys? New Bain and Armstrong vehicle....very strange atmosphere to it, but not terrible. Could improve.

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    Just watched the Frankie Boyle I got for Christmas with my housemates.

    He missed one of the best bits out, a bit I saw on youtube as a preview of the DVD or so it seemed, using Maddy as a mask for Shannon.

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    Free Agents started on Friday night, any good?

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    Not as good as the pilot. Switched it off halfway through. Same with Plus One, actually, I liked the one-off but the series wasn't quite as good drawn out like that.

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    I've heard it has silly amounts of needless swearing. In fact the review I read of it said that it has tried to copy the swearing from The Thick Of It but didn't manage to make the swearing either intelligently funny in terms of what the swearing signifies (i.e. Malcolm's power) or base-level funny in terms of the insults themselves.

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    Old Men is terrible shite lets be honest guys

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    Al Murray's new sketch show appears to be stunningly crap. I don't think I've ever seen three sketches as poor as these.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LCl1Jp_oUE[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IhySzTA6UQ&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0smWRttp3ls&feature=channel[/ame]

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    Horne and Corden's show is just as bad as Al Murray's. Unbelievably backwards shit. I thought we'd got past the Jim Davidson era of "gay = funny" but apparently not.

    Having said that, Corden's impression of Ricky Gervais was spot on and fucking funny.

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    I watched a little bit of Horne and Corden's show, was absolutely dreadful. The closest bits to funny were basically physical displays of Corden's obesity.

    New series of the In-Betweeners being promoed on E4, which is good.

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    Brilliant. The inbetweeners was good stuff last time.

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    "Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle" starts tonight on BBC2 at 10pm.

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    I'll be watching it.

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    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle was spot on last night with the Del Boy falling through the bar. He did drag it on a bit, but it was still funny nonetheless. The show wasn't as good as last week but I think he is quite sort of hit and miss with his comedy. He still brought up some valid points. Also caught a little bit of Mitchell and Webb last night, is that a new series?

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    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is a very, very qeird mix of pretty good and meh, with the odd sprinkling of excellent. The persona he carries it off with onstage, however, strikes me as being far too similar to Jack Dee to make this anything vastly different on the comedy circuit. Alright though.

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    I thought the first episode was a lot better than this one. Also slightly hypocritical that his main joke of the show was covering people in shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlon Dingle View Post
    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle was spot on last night with the Del Boy falling through the bar. He did drag it on a bit, but it was still funny nonetheless. The show wasn't as good as last week but I think he is quite sort of hit and miss with his comedy. He still brought up some valid points. Also caught a little bit of Mitchell and Webb last night, is that a new series?
    I watched it and thought that it was very good. I also was laughing much more at Mitchell and Webb's sketches over the past couple of nights much more than I did on the original airing.

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    Newswipe with Charlie Brooker tonight at 10.30 on BBC Four. Should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Joe View Post
    Newswipe with Charlie Brooker tonight at 10.30 on BBC Four. Should be good.

    Moneygeddon is a much better name for the recession.

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    Two new shows folk should check out.

    We Are Klang: It has Mr Gibson from the Inbetweeners in it along with two other guys who work for the council in some made up town. It's completely off the wall but I found it funny. It's on BBC Three on Thursday nights and repeated throughout the week.

    We Want Answers: A quiz show that is a mix of Shooting Stars and a Dave Gorman stand-up. It has that annoying guy from the cider adverts but the star of the show is the guy who does the poetry on Charlie Brooker's Newswipe. It's really funny. BBC Four Tuesday nights.

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    We Are Klang is STUNNINGLY shit.

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    Has anyone been watching The Kevin Bishop Show on Channel 4? It's very odd...about two thirds of it is either terribly unfunny or terribly repetitive, or both. The rest is very, VERY funny.

    The "Think: Get Married Sensibly" was brilliantly written and excellently performed. If that had been part of the Cholmondley-Warner series from Harry Enfield And Chums (in the context of the real advert being around, of course), people would cream themselves. As it is, I imagine it will be dismissed as lazy, derivative or just plain, old-fashioned "fucking shit" because it's part of this show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    We Are Klang is STUNNINGLY shit.
    Agreed. It might have been one of the worst things I've ever seen.

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    Only saw 15 minutes but it was utterly, utterly dreadful.

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    I agree. The majority is utter shit but there's a couple of inspired bits. Unfortunately the amazing bits are vastly outweighed so I haven't bothered with watching it tonight. I Sky plussed it though so will probably watch it at some point this weekend. <------Thats about The Kevin Bishop Show.

    We are Klang is just pure shit, sadly. The massive guy in it is actually pretty funny but the whole of this show is awful.

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    The tall guy is Greg Davies, the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners. He's basically an 8ft inflatable Rik Mayall.

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    Haha. Knew he was Inbetweeners but didn't know his name. He's been on Mock The Week a few times too and was pretty funny, I thought.

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    I've got the Kevin Bishop show on now. It is pretty shit. That Klang program is fucking dreadful, I couldn't watch more than about 5 minutes of it.

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    Look out for a hilarious African accent at one point. Racism is great.

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    Not strictly a comedy in the usual sense but I've been rewatching Teachers on 4OD recently. Just got into season two. Forgot how good it was really.

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    I never got into Teachers but everyone seems to think it's great, should I give it another go?

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