In their day, there was something intoxicating about the no-holds-barred panel show back-and-forth. But there seems to be little room for it in a society that has begun to appreciate empathy - and neither, conversely, in a more brutal political climate that is not particularly suitable for dissecting for cheap laughs. Perhaps, when the world lightens up again, they'll be back.Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th November 2016
The lowbrow HIGNFY has a new guise these days. Rejuvenated teams seem to be at the root of this - goodnight Sean Lock, who remains on the Countdown version of the show - but with Jimmy Carr remaining, unsympathetically as ever, in charge. Rob Beckett and Aisling Bea now captain the teams as the panel roam ineptly among the week's most popular news items. Tonight's guests are Thomas Turgoose and First Dates maître d' Fred Sirieix.John Robinson, The Guardian, 22nd November 2016
Some people might not be familiar with this show, so if you haven't heard of it, it's like 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, but without the letters and numbers.Ian Wolf, On The Box, 8th November 2016
Looking back on what has been a notably depressing year, it might seem a near-impossible task to pick out moments worthy of levity. Thankfully, that is the job of Jimmy Carr and regular team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock, old hands at refashioning the awfulness of the real world into digestible chunks of frippery. Panellists Isy Suttie, Richard Osman, Joey Essex and Romesh Ranganathan assist them, while elsewhere games and surprises are promised.Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 29th December 2015
The show about opinion polls, surveys and statistics is back for its 18th series, and provides plenty of raw material for the comedians to come up with hilarious gags.
Jimmy Carr returns as host, with his classic sardonic delivery and infamous laugh.
"It's a honk," he explains. "My laugh has its own Facebook page!"The Mirror, 5th October 2014
Now that BBC2's Never Mind The Buzzcocks is looking well past its best and Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats is rapidly running out of lives, the 10pm Monday slot is fast becoming an elephants' graveyard for once mighty TV panel shows. And I still don't understand the logic of C4's dim young things moving a quiz about the biggest news stories of the week from its traditional Friday night slot to the beginning of the week. Unless they want it killed off, of course.Ian Hyland, Daily Mail, 1st December 2012
Season 14 of the shouty 8 Out Of 10 Cats, which in the panel show stakes sits somewhere between the enjoyable Would I Lie To You and the creaky Mock the Week. Jimmy Carr - still in the quizmaster's seat - has a newly installed target on his back marked "tax avoider", and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson will likely be the ones taking aim. Nothing in the way of info about this opening episode, but even money says that an Olympian will be present.Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 8th October 2012