Fast And Loose

Fast And Loose. Image shows from L to R: David Armand, Humphrey Ker, Pippa Evans, Hugh Dennis, Justin Edwards, Laura Solon, Marek Larwood. Copyright: Angst Productions.

Fast And Loose

Improvisational comedy show for the BBC created by the team behind 'Mock The Week'. Hugh Dennis hosts

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chipolata

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:22am [Edited]
  • England
  • 29,711 posts

This starts tonight, although the clips I've seen do look extremely hit and miss, with the emphasis on the miss.

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zooo

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:21pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Bits are good and bits are bad.
They picked some really good people though. I love Laura Solon.

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chipolata

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:22pm
  • England
  • 29,711 posts

It's a nice reminder of just how awful improv is. The Weak Link round was cringeworthy and I thought that the Interpretative Dance round would never end.

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zooo

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:23pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Some improv works! Justin's good at it.

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Blenkinsop

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:24pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,013 posts

Probably terribly unfair especially as it's only its first outing and show one's not even finished but I have to say...

Why BBC, why?

A curious melding together of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Mock The Week that manages to emerge with little or no endearing qualities whatsoever. Trying terribly hard to be funny but missing the mark in almost every department.

I feel bad now and maybe it's the drink talking but sadly I don't think so.

What's the written equivalent of the Family Fortunes Ernnhh Ernnhh!

EDIT:

Maybe it'll find its feet given time, but what it really needs to find is its finger and if it does then it needs to get it out pronto.

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zooo

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:27pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

I think a new version of Whose Line, with our current crop of comedians is a great idea!
It's not been perfect so far admittedly, but I think the concept is a good one.

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chipolata

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:30pm
  • England
  • 29,711 posts
Quote: zooo @ January 14 2011, 10:23 PM GMT

Some improv works! Justin's good at it.

I've said it before, zooo, but you're Patron Saint of Lost Causes!

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zooo

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:31pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Shurruppp!!

Justin and Laura were really funnyyy.

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Aaron

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:34pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,363 posts

I thought it was very good. Certainly some bits were nowhere near as funny as others, but it had a nice pace to it and kept me entertained, even if not always laughing, throughout.

Laura Solon is fabulous, and it was great to see Carol appearing again.

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Mark W

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:34pm
  • Leicester, England
  • 124 posts

Well... Look who the producer is...

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Schwen

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:38pm
  • England
  • 74 posts

It was good and you're all idiots (especially you aron)

It's just improv, sometimes really funny and sometimes not so much, that's the nature of the beast. I'm interested to know what you expected given that it's improv. Be glad of some actual comedy on TV you absolute idiots.

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Natalie Of Wicks

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:39pm
  • England
  • 9,484 posts
Quote: Aaron @ January 14 2011, 10:34 PM GMT

I thought it was very good. Certainly some bits were nowhere near as funny as others, but it had a nice pace to it and kept me entertained, even if not always laughing, throughout.

Laura Solon is fabulous, and it was great to see Carol appearing again.


I'm always worried when I agree with Aaron, but I also thought it was very good. Very very good. It felt fresh and pacey and the performances were brilliant. I laughed loudy a lot more than I do at most modern sitcom offerings. The literal dancing bit was my favourite. I love literal dancing.

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Blenkinsop

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:39pm
  • England
  • 2,013 posts

Decent cast all right but it was very directionless and I had the overall feeling that it's all been done before...twice.

I'll give it another go but don't really hold out an awful lot of hope.

;-(

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zooo

  • Friday 14th January 2011, 10:40pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

I liked Justin squirming across the red floor 'walking' to the door. I did many lols.