Quote: BTF @ 28th September 2019, 10:23 AM
Just listened. In fairness there were several BNs I thought Ok. I thought some were just very vaguely amusing statements rather than jokes though. I thought some that were jokes were not well chosen. We know from the handful on here they get some good jokes and clever jokes. I feel some BNs on the show were very obvious.
I thought some sketches were ok. Several very weak punchlines. Well, they were not punchlines.
The KitKat thing was a gag and a sketch which is not ideal. At least I think it was. The audience seemed to laugh at nothing. I see that they were having fun but it somehow made the tumbleweeds that were in the show worse.
The audience even howled at the first strains of Blue Peter at the start of the sketch. It had set up that it was about children's programmes so it was not a surprise laugh. Some of the gags on the show - it would not occur to me to submit as a joke as so weak. Whatever.
One of the great truths that every comedy writer must learn is that there is no celestial "God of comedy" overseeing those Earthly people whose job it is to decide which material shall be broadcast on radio and TV and which material shall be cast into the fiery furnace of rejection.
On Earth, the comedy industry is run by mortals all of whom are necessarily fallible and some of whom couldn't recognise a good joke if it ran up behind them and kicked them up the arse as hard as it could.
And, as if that were not bad enough, there are many people involved in running the comedy industry who do have talent but who, from time to time, are simply too jaded or too bone idle to employ that talent when selecting material to broadcast.
Every week on Newsjack, they reject jokes that are far superior to some of the ones they broadcast.
This is real life folks and, in real life, there ain't no justice!