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

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I like the I'm Terrible at Dating round and the Distinctly Average round, just because it's fun trying to make informed guesses based off your own personal anchor points.

trishyb, Saturday, 7 January 2023 13:39 (one year ago) link

Distinctly Average is great. I always use The Chase guessing tactic, go as high as plausible because why else would they ask the question, and it works most of the time.

braised cod, Saturday, 7 January 2023 17:04 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

A good question!

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 11 February 2023 11:03 (one year ago) link

I'd be screaming "get me out of this fucking nightmare" within 2 minutes. Yes, and the garish set is quite triggering as well. If they turned off the lighting it could like that movie, Circle. In which the panel guests are all prisoners of a mystery AI tesla ball in the middle of the set and it executes them all one at a time!

calzino, Saturday, 11 February 2023 11:32 (one year ago) link

id watch that show (even if i couldnt see much)

mark s, Saturday, 11 February 2023 11:44 (one year ago) link

it's quite a fun movie, but unfortunately no UK comedians get electrocuted in it.

calzino, Saturday, 11 February 2023 11:56 (one year ago) link

I wonder if it's so that someone who switches the programme on in the middle can recognize it immediately as a comedy panel show and not a proper quiz or a news programme? It'd be interesting to compare the design, maybe.

trishyb, Saturday, 11 February 2023 12:05 (one year ago) link

QI design is less garish, possibly to highlight that it is Edutainment?

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 11 February 2023 12:13 (one year ago) link

Oh yeah, that would make sense.

trishyb, Saturday, 11 February 2023 12:38 (one year ago) link

Whereas the others are neither educational or entertaining.

Maggot Bairn (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 February 2023 13:50 (one year ago) link

I enjoy Would I Lie to You in an it's Friday night and I'm on my third beer kind of way.

chap, Monday, 13 February 2023 09:37 (one year ago) link

It's good, especially if Bob Mortimer is on. But I avoided it for a while exactly because of the garish set.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 13 February 2023 10:58 (one year ago) link

i love WILTY especially for bob mortimer and greg davies, but yeah the sets are an abomination

here 1st (roxymuzak), Monday, 13 February 2023 17:09 (one year ago) link

Munya was v good on WILTY last week I thought

his cartoon heart expands, then he relaxes by smoking crack (stevie), Tuesday, 14 February 2023 08:31 (one year ago) link

Agreed - good chemistry with David.

chap, Wednesday, 15 February 2023 10:55 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Just popping in to say "Fuck Alfie Brown"

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 17:46 (one year ago) link

The Jewish woman who called him out for doing a lazy & insulting "left wing are antisemites" routine in 2023 has been bullied into deleting her account, but you can get an idea of it from him.

To those who’ve asked.

I was doing a work in progress of my new show Red Flags Galore! and made a joke, it’s not in the show, I was off on some tangent.

“I’m what’s often described by some on the left as a ‘centrist’, which means I’m also left wing but I don’t hate Jews”

— 🇺🇦 alfie brown (@abcomedian) March 21, 2023

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 17:51 (one year ago) link

oh good a comedian who is Very Left Wing, Actually but also hates Corbyn, how refreshing

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 17:58 (one year ago) link

Never heard of him but amused to find out his dad is Glen Ponder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ykKrqZtgQ

Maggot Bairn (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 March 2023 18:34 (one year ago) link

2. I didn’t feel comfortable explaining to a Jewish woman that she was wrong on antisemitism, even if I believed that to be the case. I also said, just because she was Jewish didn’t make her necessarily right,

— 🇺🇦 alfie brown (@abcomedian) March 21, 2023

this is A+ weaselling though, apparently he does feel comfortable *telling* a Jewish woman that she's wrong on antisemitism, because that's what he was doing, but he doesn't feel comfortable 'explaining' to her why she's wrong on antisemitism

soref, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 18:45 (one year ago) link

"I'm too respectful to lecture you on why you're wrong, but if you don't know you're wrong you must be a fucking idiot" - but somehow worse than that.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 18:52 (one year ago) link

So happy this person is now on my radar, thanks guys!

chap, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 19:30 (one year ago) link

sorry, I was going to vent on twitter but had second thoughts and came here instead.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 19:37 (one year ago) link

oh fuck I've just realised I've seen this guy live, he was a guest at a podcast record I saw. literally the only live comedy I've seen since about 2001. he was ok there, not hilarious but fine, i liked how he'd named his new baby after alisson becker, then later was wondering about how he took it when becker came out as a bolsonaro fan, now guessing he took it just fine.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 20:22 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Rose Matafeo and Mike Wozniak will host the Junior Taskmaster series: https://t.co/iAtcI2NIHF pic.twitter.com/d0zf3SwTSk

— British Comedy Guide (@BritishComedy) May 16, 2023

koogs, Tuesday, 16 May 2023 17:53 (one year ago) link

Given Taskmaster is my 9yo's favourite programme this is fab news

dicbo=v2-ubswizzb&hrt (stevie), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 18:04 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The Change. was a week late to this but caught the (signed) repeat. it's Bridget Christie and quite a cast of guest stars and episode one went down well.

koogs, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 18:17 (one year ago) link

We zipped through the whole of The Change in one go the other night and enjoyed it a lot.

Tim, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 18:46 (one year ago) link

i like it because it is slow and slightly weird. also, forest of dean.

koogs, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 18:48 (one year ago) link

i lolled several times but couldn't explain to you why

koogs, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 18:49 (one year ago) link

also this week and next bbc2 seems to have a random episode of various comedies on at 10 every night. Lenny Henry yesterday, Ellie and Natasha tonight, Big Train tomorrow. send a bit random but it'll be nice to see some of it again. they could do this on bbc4 like they do totp.

koogs, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 18:57 (one year ago) link

Ellie and Natasha was very enjoyable.

chap, Tuesday, 4 July 2023 18:14 (one year ago) link

my mistake, it's Ellie and *Natasia*, her from WWDITS and Stath Lets Flats. yes, caught it all last year on bbc iii

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p0c99012/ellie-natasia

didn't get to the end of Big Train, seemed slow somehow.

Smell Of next week...

koogs, Tuesday, 4 July 2023 19:05 (one year ago) link

the change, eps 5 and 6, groundbreaking in their quiet way.

koogs, Friday, 7 July 2023 17:27 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

do you think baddiel and skinner will do “three lions (‘26)”?

here 1st (roxymuzak), Sunday, 13 August 2023 13:46 (eleven months ago) link

Ghosts US series 2 starts tonight on bbc3, 2 a night

Dara's current standup show is also on bbc2 tonight. he's spent the weekend telling people with tickets not to watch it!

koogs, Monday, 21 August 2023 10:59 (eleven months ago) link

still no dedicated taskmaster thread? (that i can find)

taskmaster new zealand is on e4xtra (freeview ch31) nightly at 11ish

koogs, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 08:12 (ten months ago) link

A friend of mine is going to be on Taskmaster Portugal :D

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 08:46 (ten months ago) link

A friend of mine did Taskmaster and I was so disappointed that they weren't an absolute comedy gold legend at it. I'm still insanely jealous, like.

ailsa, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 18:57 (ten months ago) link

aisla is mates with David Baddiel, pass it on

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 18:59 (ten months ago) link

Hahahaha. No.

ailsa, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 19:05 (ten months ago) link

i think we mentioned it at the time, not realising all the circumstances (serious illness)

koogs, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 19:25 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, tbf he was also shit at it because it's not the way his brain works. Some people don't embrace silliness (which is why VCM was also rubbish at it).

ailsa, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 19:29 (ten months ago) link

i liked the way vcm just spent one task learning to ride a bike

the aforementioned dara show was great in a non-comedy kind of way. i mean it was funny in parts but the big story took it further

koogs, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 19:35 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, Dara's show was really good. My mum is not really one for a standup show, but I felt the big story would resonate with her, and she really enjoyed it.

Last week I went to see Rhod Gilbert doing a work in progress show about his cancer journey, and it was similarly great.

(This is a man not afraid to embrace silliness and thus one of my favourite Taskmaster contestants ever)

ailsa, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 20:05 (ten months ago) link

I think I've said it before but Taskmaster NZ S2 is the best series of the whole franchise, even moreso than Bob Mortimer and Sally Phillips.

S3 has a few tasks where it genuinely looks like the person taking part has had some kind of breakdown.

S4 is being broadcast at the moment and has Karen O'Leary on it so I have high hopes.

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Tuesday, 29 August 2023 20:36 (ten months ago) link

enjoying taskmaster NZ (all new tasks, which helps) but i went to wikipedia to see who these people were and the winner was right there, highlighted in pink but, tbh, 4 episodes in and i'm having trouble believing it

koogs, Friday, 1 September 2023 08:15 (ten months ago) link

Ha! Exactly the same thing happened to me last night.

Tim, Friday, 1 September 2023 08:38 (ten months ago) link

I've watched clips of some of the Taskmaster remakes on youtube, tbh I think I prefer the ones that are not in English and you have to infer what's going on and what each contestant's schtick is - ok so this guy must be like the Norwegian Johnny Vegas, that kind of thing

soref, Friday, 1 September 2023 08:48 (ten months ago) link


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