Rolling UK Comedy Thread - "Ricky Don't Lose Larry David's Number

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Watched the first and it was ok but not much more. It's very much a vehicle of the two stars with them playing 'their sort of character' and the script sort of writing itself.

Maybe I have enough faith in the Gibbonses to pull it round but I'm not completely convinced.

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Monday, 14 March 2022 21:52 (six months ago) link

i do love tim key, will watch this

Tracer Hand, Monday, 14 March 2022 23:44 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

new taskmaster tonight.

ardal o'hanlon, bridget christie, chris ramsey, judi love, sophie duker.

girls outnumber the boys, interestingly. and i don't know who chris ramsey is...

koogs, Thursday, 14 April 2022 14:13 (five months ago) link

girls outnumber the boys, interestingly.

not the first series where this happened iirc

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Thursday, 14 April 2022 17:52 (five months ago) link

you are right

9 David Baddiel / Ed Gamble / Jo Brand / Katy Wix (and friends) / Rose Matafeo

12 Alan Davies / Desiree Burch / Guz Khan / Morgana Robinson / Victoria Coren Mitchell

koogs, Thursday, 14 April 2022 18:02 (five months ago) link

Didn't know Chris Ramsey either but he's fun!

O'Hanlon seeming to slot in as perpetual loser, which is prob the best case scenario for his meagre talents.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 15 April 2022 09:40 (five months ago) link

Great first episode, great new contestants. Sophie's my favourite so far, Chris seems up for winning it.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 18 April 2022 08:48 (five months ago) link

Yeah as pretty much always the line-up is far better in practice than in theory. Bridgette is so entertainingly odd!

chap, Monday, 18 April 2022 15:14 (five months ago) link

Have you heard her appearance on Off-Menu? It's great - entertaininly odd is entirely her vibe. My partner has decided she wants to wear Bridget's in-studio dress for our civil partnership ceremony later this year.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 18 April 2022 16:07 (five months ago) link

I've not had much exposure to her - aware who her partner is of course and that she's a successful stand up.

chap, Monday, 18 April 2022 16:30 (five months ago) link

She was a bit rude to me when I attempted to sell her my fanzine at the Garage, but it was 24 years ago and I should probs let it go now.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 18 April 2022 18:45 (five months ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0016hfl

Radio 4 tomorrow at 6

"Quizzer and comedian Paul Sinha and his audience join together to compile a perfect pub quiz, this week on the theme of literature."

this seems to be a slightly different format from the last two series he did for radio 4, but i enjoyed those.

koogs, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 12:42 (five months ago) link

Just hoovered up new Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani's new comedy drama on Channel 4: Chivalry. I see it got fairly widespread good reviews for the first two episodes which were broadcast last might.

It's really beautifully timed filmed with fantasy ocean-side residences, glamorous Hollywood hotels and interiors, and very easy to watch with episodes being around the 20 minute mark. Agree with some of the reviews that it backed away in its stated aim of examining the environment of Me Too for film industry. Was still not quite sure what to make of it until it took a complete nosedive in the last episode - which is one of the worst tv episodes I have seen for several years.

I'll be interested to see if commentators update their appraisal when they reach the end of the series

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 22 April 2022 10:45 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCuJS3Tg68

Maresn3st, Sunday, 12 June 2022 15:08 (three months ago) link

On rather more cosy note, I enjoyed Here We Go miles more than expected. Some good writing and acting.

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:57 (three months ago) link

Though I don't know why I gave the qualifier, Ogimos is kind of cosy too!

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:58 (three months ago) link

*ogmios

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:58 (three months ago) link

last taskmaster on thursday and it's been good, i think. all contestants quite different but hard to pick a favourite.

koogs, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 18:27 (three months ago) link

Sophie Duker is too committed. eating a whole slab of butter and basically outlasting the tongue task. frightening.
Chris Ramsay started well but seemed to run out of steam the episode before last.
Bridget Christie for the win, she seems way odder than her comedy led me to believe.

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:23 (three months ago) link

I couldn't look at that tongue task. Even listening to them talk about it turned my stomach.

trishyb, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:35 (three months ago) link

Sophie Duker is too committed. eating a whole slab of butter and basically outlasting the tongue task. frightening.

I quite massively fancy her.

The two contestants I had slightly negative opinions of pre-series, Ardal and Judi, have both been pretty good. The Taskmaster effect.

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 21:41 (three months ago) link

Pretty sure I'm not alone in thinking this series is well named as I've been trying to avoid this cunt for years.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/jun/10/avoidance-review-romesh-ranganathan-may-make-you-feel-seen-in-the-worst-way

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 18 June 2022 18:00 (three months ago) link

After I posted I literally turned on the TV to see an advert for that show (for the umpteenth time), followed by the new version of The Weakest Link, which is presented by ..... AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHH!

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 18 June 2022 18:12 (three months ago) link

No Taskmaster next series contestant reveal?

chap, Saturday, 18 June 2022 20:53 (three months ago) link

Will come after Champion of Champions I expect.

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Saturday, 18 June 2022 20:56 (three months ago) link

next taskmaster:
dara o'briain
fern brady
john kearns
munya chawawa
sarah millican

koogs, Friday, 24 June 2022 18:27 (three months ago) link

i like fern brady, not wild about the others

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 25 June 2022 16:08 (two months ago) link

Fine with all of them except Millican.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Saturday, 25 June 2022 18:44 (two months ago) link

Munya's viral comedy raps are pretty good as viral comedy rap goes.

chap, Monday, 27 June 2022 07:42 (two months ago) link

As always, I'm underwhelmed by the lineup reveal, and as always it'll probably turn out to be good.

chap, Monday, 27 June 2022 07:44 (two months ago) link


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