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 - 2021
  • 26 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.

  • Returns on Sunday 26th December on C4 at 9pm with Episode 26

Press clippings

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 Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Maya Jama seated in front of photo of her ex Stormzy

As is tradition (although they were socially distanced this year), the celebrity guests on The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year were sat in front of a collage of the most talked-about celebrities and public figures of the year. However, viewers spotted that radio presenter Jama had been seated in front of a huge photo of her ex-partner, Stormzy, whom she dated for four years.

Roisin O'Connor, The Independent, 27th December 2020

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year preview clip

David Mitchell talks about age when a question comes up about Tom Moore.

Patrick Cremona, Radio Times, 23rd December 2020

Comedians accuse Big Fat Quiz Of The Year of sexism

Comedians have denounced Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz Of The Year as sexist. Acts have taken to social media to point out that the Boxing Day episode of the panel show features no female comedians.

British Comedy Guide, 18th December 2020

Jimmy Carr returns as the sarky quizmaster in this bumper edition of his anarchic celeb gameshow. Guests Claudia Winkleman, Nish Kumar, Joe Lycett, Alan Carr, Stacey Solomon and Jonathan Ross are all put through their paces in an eccentric celebration of the past 10 years.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 2nd January 2020

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 Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the 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

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