Show Me The Funny was a shambles that looked like it was being hastily cobbled together as they went along. Anyone work out what the hell was going on? Damned if I could.
Twitter fan and former One Show sensation Jason Manford was the host. I think.
Dying a death in Liverpool, 10 criminally hopeless alleged stand-up comedians seemed determined to establish they couldn't make us laugh if their lives depended on it. Mission accomplished.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Tarbuck and Alan Davies spouted seasoned-pro claptrap with some old girl doing an impression of Cruella De Vil on a bad-hair day. They were the judges. I think.
But back to the action... and contestant Cole Parker's first "joke" of the empty night: "The amount of oestrogen in this room is as palpable as it is intimidating." Boom-boom!
After that it was downhill all the way. Hard to crack a smile.
There are supposed to be six more episodes of this ocean-going turkey. But is it really worth carrying on? I think not.Kevin O'Sullivan, The Mirror, 24th July 2011