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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Jimmy Carr
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2004 - 2023
  • 28 episodes

Channel 4's annual topical end-of-year panel show. Hosted by Jimmy Carr and featuring a host of well-known comedians as panellists. Also features Rob Brydon, Jonathan Ross, David Mitchell, Russell Brand, Noel Fielding and more.


Press clippings Awards 2023 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Awards 2023 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 8th January 2024

Rosie Jones hits out at 'same old ableism' after Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2023 appearance

Rosie Jones has condemned the "same old ableism" after she was inundated with abuse following an appearance on Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz Of The Year.

Roisin O'Connor, The Independent, 28th December 2023

There is so much wrong with 'Big Fat Quiz Of The Year' - can it really survive?

The annual comedy quiz has been a Christmas staple since 2004 - but its childish one-liners and macho atmosphere mean it struggles to feel fresh.

Rachael Healy, i Newspaper, 26th December 2023

Lily Allen says rape jokes made by Noel Fielding, Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand on C4 show were 'horrendous'

Lily Allen has reflected on "horrendous" lewd jokes made at her expense by Jonathan Ross, Noel Fielding and Russell Brand on a Channel 4 panel show. The singer-turned-actor was discussing a past appearance on annual comedy series The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, which went viral after rape allegations surfaced against Brand in September.

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 14th November 2023

Big Fat Quiz to return for 2023 and Telly specials

Jimmy Carr is set to host The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year for Channel 4 again this December, and also a new spin on the format too, The Big Fat Quiz Of Telly.

British Comedy Guide, 6th November 2023

Jonathan Ross, Noel Fielding and Russell Brand make vile joke about rape in unearthed clip

A clip of Russell Brand, Noel Fielding, Jonathan Ross and comedian Jimmy Carr making poor taste rape jokes on The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year has resurfaced online.

Lucretia Munro, The Mirror, 18th September 2023

The endless hypocrisy of the comedy class

Dara Ó Briain has been quite the empty space to his former friend Graham Linehan in this regard.

Gareth Roberts, The Spectator, 22nd August 2023

Big Fat Quiz to return for sport special

The Big Fat Quiz format is to return to Channel 4 for a sports special, hosted by Jimmy Carr.

British Comedy Guide, 5th November 2022

Every Big Fat Quiz, ranked

The Big Fat Quiz is just one beautiful beast in a vibrant ecosystem of UK light entertainment.

Bethy Squires, Vulture, 31st December 2021

Female stand-ups on panel shows: one in one out

Taskmaster has welcomed only 11 female stand-up comedians in six years.

Mark Muldoon, i Newspaper, 18th March 2021

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