The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Jimmy Carr.

The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

Channel 4 panel show about the year. 22 episodes, 2004 - 2018. Stars Jimmy Carr, Rob Brydon, Jonathan Ross, David Mitchell and others.

Returns this December.

Press Clippings

It would not be Christmas without Jimmy Carr's annual quiz and, given the news cycle, there is much for him to smirk at, from Danny Dyer's Brexit bashing to the royal wedding. The teams include Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding and Claudia Winkleman, with Jon Snow and Charles Dance playing quizmasters.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 26th December 2018

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

With a flittering light finally in sight at the end of the slime-slathered tunnel that was 2016, Jimmy Carr returns to help roast a year that left us all feeling burned. Richard Ayoade, Rob Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Sarah Millican, David Mitchell and Romesh Ranganathan make up this year's teams, with Jon Snow, Charles Dance and a roster of celebrity inquisitors on hand to posit questions on everything from Boaty McBoatface to Brexit.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 26th December 2016

Why don't comedians criticise the monarchy?

It's the job of standups to hold institutions to account - laugh by laugh - so why aren't more of them laying bare the anachronistic daftness of the royal family?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 19th October 2016

Jon Snow was the highlight of Big Fat Quiz

Jon Snow doing Drake's Hotline Bling dance was easily the highlight of Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz Of The Year.

Kate Goodacre, Digital Spy, 28th December 2015

Now every bit as much of a festive tradition as hangovers, DFS adverts and running out of milk the second all the shops close, Channel 4's holiday stalwart returns. In a year that saw such events as people arguing over The Dress, Taylor Swift biting chunks out of Apple or bewigged omnifarce Donald Trump being consistently terrible, there's certainly plenty to cover, so it's lucky that Rob Brydon, David Mitchell, Greg Davies and Jo Brand are on standby to cock their respective snooks at 2015's most mockable stories.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 26th December 2015

Mel B was painful to watch on The Big Fat Quiz

It's probably safe to say Mel B won't be asked back on to The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year anytime soon. The X Factor judge's sour face, snooty comments and sheer lack of enthusiasm was very awkward to watch.

Emily Hewett, Metro, 27th December 2014

Mel B's appearance on Big Fat Quiz: Twitter reaction

The former Spice Girl's failure to get into the spirit of things saw her trending on the social media site.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 27th December 2014

A panel of top-drawer celebrities, including Richard Ayoade, David Mitchell, Mel B, Micky Flanagan, Sarah Millican and Kevin Bridges are grilled by Jimmy Carr to see which of them has retained the most knowledge of 2014. To win the crown, they'll need to recall who purred down the phone in September, why Bono issued a worldwide apology in October, and what sporting event was the most-tweeted-about ever in July. Providing assistance are a host of varyingly beloved celebs including Michael Palin, Rio Ferdinand and Lily Allen.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 19th December 2014

TV Review: Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013

As always, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year is best enjoyed with a couple of drinks and some friends who love childish humour. If you don't like either of those things then - well- sorry. That sounds like a real shame. Have some Strongbow.

Stephen Shirres, Culture Jam, 9th January 2014