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

Lol.

Baddiel and Robinson are both total arseholes though...

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

Nope.

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

I enjoyed his wanking jokes when I was about 12.

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

Baddiel-fans

Just as a favour, could you fuck off there?

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

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

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

maybe geoff norcott can get his own show now?

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

(except that ended up quite disturbing)

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

i managed five minutes.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 23 April 2021 14:44 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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

Mike Wozniak very good all round on Taskmaster. I feel sorry for Charlotte, hope she wins a show at least.

chap, Monday, 26 April 2021 10:09 (five months ago) link

Isn't his brother the show's creator? xp

groovypanda, Monday, 26 April 2021 10:31 (five months ago) link

he's got previous with greg on Man Down, which i keep forgetting. but yes, from about 5 seconds into episode 1, he was obviously going to be good value.

koogs, Monday, 26 April 2021 10:33 (five months ago) link

My very first exposure to After Life was the scene with the plastic surgery casualty, and I was howling. Things got really sentimental after that, I wonder what the ilx consensus is on this one. I tried a Google search to no avail

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 04:16 (four months ago) link

i am enjoying Starstruck after the first two episodes. nice casting, fun acting, decent script, clearly a fantasy but a fairly compassionate and enjoyable one with about two genuine laughs per half hour. Matafeo is a new face for me and is welcome.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:46 (four months ago) link

her series of Taskmaster was good

koogs, Thursday, 29 April 2021 15:29 (four months ago) link

My boss just recommended Starstruck to me. Really like Rose Matafeo so will definitely give it a go.

ailsa, Thursday, 29 April 2021 18:35 (four months ago) link

re starstruck : i watched 3 eps today and really enjoyed it.
doesn't do anything out of the box, just some very welcome, feel good vibes with lots of chuckles.
looking forward to seeing the rest this weekend.
and yeah, she was very good on taskmaster.

mark e, Thursday, 29 April 2021 19:04 (four months ago) link

I can only watch one episode at a time because Ireland, but I really enjoyed the first episode. Exactly what forks and mark e said. Nothing groundbreaking, but a very good feeling from the whole thing.

Did you see the film she did with Neville from the Harry Potter films? It's good too.

trishyb, Thursday, 29 April 2021 20:13 (four months ago) link

Did you see the film she did with Neville from the Harry Potter films? It's good too.

not yet. been waiting for it to hit a streaming service which it has to given circumstances.
saw a clip on the last leg (i think !?), and it looked really good.

mark e, Thursday, 29 April 2021 20:28 (four months ago) link

Her comedy special, Horndog, is really good - we were keen to see her after, er, seeing her and David O'Doherty on Celebrity Pointless.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 29 April 2021 21:58 (four months ago) link

We saw her live at Kilkenny a few years ago. Annoyingly, she was on a bill with three very well-known Irish comics, so everyone was there to see them, and she got very nervous because it wasn't going all that well (it wasn't horrible or anything, just, you know) and she talked really really fast and got a bit squeaky, but we liked her very much all the same.

trishyb, Thursday, 29 April 2021 22:04 (four months ago) link


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