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

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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 (two 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 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Maresn3st, Sunday, 12 June 2022 15:08 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link


chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:58 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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.

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

No Taskmaster next series contestant reveal?

chap, Saturday, 18 June 2022 20:53 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

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

koogs, Friday, 24 June 2022 18:27 (five days ago) link

i like fern brady, not wild about the others

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 25 June 2022 16:08 (four days 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 (four days ago) link

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

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

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