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if you want a general guide as to how dark Pulling is, right around the fourth episode of the first season, there's a sequence where they beat a cat to death with a brick. And it's funny! But it is very much there.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 30 January 2021 00:19 (eight months ago) link

I had to bail - maybe temporarily. Just too bleak for me at the moment, though I can admire it in its own way.

Luna Schlosser, Saturday, 30 January 2021 00:25 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I'm almost annoyed that the new Dead Pixels was shown two at a time because after 4 weeks there are no more to watch. and i thought Rose Matefeo was pretty much perfect in her role (first time I've seen her act)

next taskmaster contestants are up on Wikipedia but i can't remember a single name after having looked last week.

> Panellists for this series will be Charlotte Ritchie, Jamali Maddix, Lee Mack, Mike Wozniak and Sarah Kendall.

um, seems promising but i think Mack might be a bit overbearing.

koogs, Friday, 19 February 2021 06:35 (eight months ago) link

He's the worst thing about Would I Lie To You (lovely Bob is the best, obviously).

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Friday, 19 February 2021 08:55 (eight months ago) link

Charlotte Ritchie is lovely - she was campaigning for Labour in the same spot as me on the day of the election. That and Ghosts has secured a place in my heart for her.

Mike Wozniak made me laugh in Man Down, and I've enjoyed some of the videos Maddix has made for Vice. Lee Mack can be overbearing yes, but I admit he makes me laugh sometimes. No idea who Sarah Kendall is.

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 09:27 (eight months ago) link

(a standup from the Newcastle that's north of Sydney, but moved to the UK a year or two after starting comedy, over two decades ago)

stilt in the wings (sic), Friday, 19 February 2021 09:34 (eight months ago) link

australian, probably best known in the uk for that 3-hander sketch show she did with barunka, Beehive (6 episodes in 2008 but fondly remembered here)

xp

koogs, Friday, 19 February 2021 09:36 (eight months ago) link

i don't know wozniak outside of the character he plays in Man Down

koogs, Friday, 19 February 2021 09:37 (eight months ago) link

Me either, but that's enough to sell me on him.

Sarah Kendall is a fantastic comic. I'm really looking forward to seeing her do her thing.

He's the worst thing about Would I Lie To You (lovely Bob is the best, obviously).

I used to like him on it, but now he just shouts over everyone all the time. I wonder if he's going a bit deaf.

trishyb, Friday, 19 February 2021 10:49 (eight months ago) link

Saw Kendall do stand-up once and became an immediate fan, she's really great. Had a sitcom at one point based on her life which was sadly rubbish, but it feels like these kinds of things usually are.

These days I'm just thankful if a show doesn't have anyone I know to be an asshole from online in it (I say after having grinded my teeth through the Baddiel season of Taskmaster, not that he wasn't funny in it).

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 19 February 2021 10:57 (eight months ago) link

These days I'm just thankful if a show doesn't have anyone I know to be an asshole from online in it

Agreed, fucking twitter. Tony Robinson came on C4 News the other day and I booed the screen. My partner asked what I had against Tony Robinson and I just sounded really pathetic and paranoid explaining.

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 11:07 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, my attempt to explain Baddiel ended in "he's just a dad who needs to log off" and the wife pointed out she knows someone else who might need to log off...

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 19 February 2021 11:43 (eight months ago) link

touché

I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to Mark Grout Tonight (Tom D.), Friday, 19 February 2021 11:45 (eight months ago) link

Lol.

Baddiel and Robinson are both total arseholes though...

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 12:14 (eight months ago) link

I mean, Toby Young is a total arsehole. I can imagine listening to Baddiel or Robinson talking on a lot of some subjects and being interested in what they say - TY not so.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 19 February 2021 12:31 (eight months ago) link

I guess I'd listen to Robinson if he was talking about like, Anglo Saxon burial grounds or what it was like to make Blackadder.

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 12:39 (eight months ago) link

I can't imagine being interested in anything David Baddiel does or says.

I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to Mark Grout Tonight (Tom D.), Friday, 19 February 2021 12:50 (eight months ago) link

Nope.

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 12:54 (eight months ago) link

This was literally the only time the sight of David Baddiel has given me any pleasure:

https://c.files.bbci.co.uk/vivo/live/images/2016/6/7/cafa2d6d-d7e4-416d-b824-2bcbcb793bce.jpg

I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to Mark Grout Tonight (Tom D.), Friday, 19 February 2021 12:59 (eight months ago) link

I enjoyed his wanking jokes when I was about 12.

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:01 (eight months ago) link

Would point Baddiel-fans to this review of his book from the Jewdas people

https://www.jewdas.org/aging-liberal-confuses-self-blames-left/

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 19 February 2021 13:01 (eight months ago) link

Baddiel-fans

Just as a favour, could you fuck off there?

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:08 (eight months ago) link

not saying there are any on here, just if you know any

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 19 February 2021 13:14 (eight months ago) link

As someone who has no idea about Tony Robinson's likes or dislikes, what's the deal with him? Standard whingeing about women/immigrants/workshy layabouts, or something more sinister?

trishyb, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:18 (eight months ago) link

Tony Robinson campaigned against Corbyn for years from inside the Labour Party, think this is the biggie.

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 19 February 2021 13:20 (eight months ago) link

And generally comes across as a smug, superior, out of touch dickhead.

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:25 (eight months ago) link

not saying there are any on here, just if you know any

Okay, fair enough.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:25 (eight months ago) link

Toby Young is also a political commentator, so the badness is his reason to exist and I can know to stay away from it. Baddiel and Robinson are entertainers, so the bad takes are an unwelcome interference. Not that I think entertainers should stay away from politics or anything, but it's just a totally different situation imo.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:42 (eight months ago) link

Not that I think entertainers should stay away from politics or anything

They absolutely should be able to offer their political perspectives, but everyone else equally has the right to challenge them - which I think is what a number of these Twitter loudmouth celebs take issue with.

chap, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:51 (eight months ago) link

i liked rose matefeo from the moment she curled up in one of the Hypothetical chairs. her stint on taskmaster confirmed this, the ghillie suit, the serenade task. and i thought she got Dead Pixels character pitch perfect.

so Horn Dog (bbc1 yesterday, iplayer) was a bit of a surprise. her standup is a bit full on, talking almost too fast, swearing lots. funny though, and the end was a triumph.

koogs, Friday, 26 February 2021 04:10 (seven months ago) link

I found Jessica Knappert very charming on Taskmaster, is Drifters any good?

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 5 March 2021 14:03 (seven months ago) link

maybe geoff norcott can get his own show now?

koogs, Friday, 12 March 2021 11:48 (seven months ago) link

Taskmaster returns on thursday.

fave thing at the moment though, the thing i find myself laughing at most, is Teen First Dates, because the kids are naturally funny (and mostly charming. think there's only been one car crash so far, the chicken guy)

koogs, Monday, 15 March 2021 13:26 (seven months ago) link

I've been loving Teen First Dates too, particularly the kiddy who kept on thinking calling his very short date a hobbit was very good flirting.

Chicken guy was excruciating.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 15 March 2021 19:45 (seven months ago) link

and, of course, the episode after i mention it was the worst yet. I'd never watch the adult version because i imagine it to be full of players and people seemingly set up to be laughed at and the kids version has been nicely devoid of that, until last night.

koogs, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 04:12 (seven months ago) link

The only time I ever saw the adult one they had a Tory couple with one whose claim to fame was trolling a guy on lbc and one who thought she was the most attractive woman to ever work in Westminster. It was nauseating, and also a bit like a fast show sketch, and it felt like they weren’t real people. I didn’t watch another episode.

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:02 (seven months ago) link

At its best, the adult one can be genuinely quite sweet and heartwarming. But yeah there are plenty of pricks on it too.

chap, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 15:26 (seven months ago) link

Just caught up with Crashing on Netflix - overall quite patchy and obviously Waller-Bridge finding her feet, but the curry night episode is flat out hilarious.

chap, Thursday, 25 March 2021 09:13 (seven months ago) link

Comic Strip repeats on London live are now beyond the ones i ever saw at the time. this one, Les Dogs, has Kate Bush in it.

(last couple have been a mess though)

koogs, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 20:28 (six months ago) link

This one wasn't exactly very coherent, as well as not being even remotely funny but I suspect it wasn't really designed to be.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 21:18 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i do love the vindictive single-person tasks on taskmaster but tonight's was especially classic: "Fart. Fastest wins."

koogs, Thursday, 22 April 2021 20:24 (six months ago) link

(except that ended up quite disturbing)

koogs, Friday, 23 April 2021 10:03 (six months ago) link

I haven't laughed as much in ages as I did at the unexpected ending to that task.

ailsa, Friday, 23 April 2021 13:16 (six months ago) link

anyone watched Frank of Ireland?

Quite astoundingly shite based on the first episode (and any other clips I've seen)

Like we all know TV is a cesspool of nepotism but you think someone would have stepped in at some point

Number None, Friday, 23 April 2021 14:16 (six months ago) link

i managed five minutes.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 23 April 2021 14:44 (six months ago) link

I watched the whole thing because you never know when you're going to see someone you know, but yeah, it wasn't good.

trishyb, Friday, 23 April 2021 20:20 (six months ago) link

Only saw the end but that wasn't very good.
Partridge is back next Friday though!

kinder, Friday, 23 April 2021 21:57 (six months ago) link

Counterpoint: Frank of Ireland isn't total shit, merely very mediocre. C4 hyping it like the new Father Ted, though.

chap, Friday, 23 April 2021 22:57 (six months ago) link

Scots seem to love it based on an informal survey of my Facebook feed.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 23 April 2021 23:06 (six months ago) link

Frank Of Ireland absolute embarrassing joke drought. What has Domhnal Gleeson done to deserve this?

The fart Taskmaster was hilarious. "It's like a casserole down there."

Fine ham abounds, mom (stevie), Monday, 26 April 2021 09:05 (five months ago) link


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