Comedy doesn't get much tougher than this! Yes, I pinched a line from Gregg MasterChef Wallace there, but it is apt. Nowhere makes or breaks comedians like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Stephen K Amos trawls the bars and gutters to talk to the comics, the punters, and the promoters to find out why they come every summer to Auld Reekie. These are cut into the highlights from a two-hour live show of stand-up and music from the Royal Mile, including a twisted version of Just a Minute with Amos, Angelos from Shooting Stars, Chris Addison, and Scott Mills.Frances Lass, Radio Times, 19th August 2010
Mongrels has already been host to some surprising guests stars - from Biggins to Toby Anstis - so the news that Scott Mills will soon be popping up in an episode might not seem too unfathomable. But Scott has a further surprise for you!David Thair, BBC Comedy, 12th July 2010
Now I'm not usually a fan of radio but that's mainly the fault of Jo Whiley and Scott Mills, but I do enjoy The News Quiz. Not only because Celebrity Lesbian Sandi Toksvig is the chair, but also because Celebrity Lesbian Sue Perkins is a regular panellist.
The News Quiz never fails to have me laughing, which is the main reason that I can't listen to it in public, I don't want to develop a reputation. It is the wittier version of Have I Got News For You, and yes there is a certain overlap of topics, but The News Quiz (usually) has five brilliant wits on, whereas HIGNFY has to make do with two, a guest chair and Ian Hislop. And very rarely does it have Celebrity Lesbians, so it just doesn't stand a chance.Carl Greenwood, Low Culture, 5th June 2009