Anyone else going to be watching this Saturday. David Mitchell and Lee Mack as captains, and Angus Deyton(sp) back where he belongs as the host of a panel show, what more can you ask for? I can't wait, and i hope it lives up to my expectations.
I think it's easy television. Slap some half arsed nob on teh screen between two other half arsed nobs and voila. It doesn't really hold water that the show will be great. HIGNFY takes about two hours to tape, which they edit down to the show you see. So it's like a good night in the pub with all the crap cut out.
It also presents the illusion that some of these people are funnier than they are. Which in some cases is still not funny.
The rpesumption tat you can have a panel game which people will tune into week after week no matter how weak the guests are is a poor one, but it is 'safe' telly, and saves having to pay for an actual script.
Yeah, I was just saying sometimes it's a bit of a cheat when you see someone who you *know* isn't funny getting laughs and you can see teh edit. If you listen to the show through headphones you can hear more edits than you see on screen.
It irritates me slightly. but then again I have seen people who I think are superb stand ups flop badly even after editing.
The other thing that annoys me is sometimes they have someone on there and you know they are crap because they have said nothing by the end of the show.
Quote: Aaron @ June 12, 2007, 11:52 PM
Closer to 3 than 2. I hate to think of all the gold we must have missed over the years.
Is this just going to be call my bluff with more tedious set ups. I can see it now someone says something like 'i shat on a horse' then Mitchell will explain in anal detail why that would be impossible and everyone laughs, except me because I saw the alleged joke coming 2 days before.