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Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 466 episodes (53 series), 1990 - 2017. Stars Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and Angus Deayton.

Next new episode is on Friday at 9pm. Series 53, Episode 2
Catch-up on Episode 1 on BBC iPlayer
Recording at The London Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

Ian Hislop on Brexit, Trump and a bonkers year for news

The veteran satirist talks about the growth of his industry and the defiance of finding comedy in the worst things.

Michael Hodges, Radio Times, 21st April 2017

While HIGNFY has lost a good deal of its bite, this new series will be intriguing. Will hitherto regular Ken Livingstone be invited on to burble about Hitler? Will any Labour MPs subject themselves to Corbyn-related derision? And, with impartiality more contested than ever, what will be the Brexit angle? Socialist luvvie Patrick Stewart chairs this opener, presumably to the bloviating chagrin of right-wing newspaper columnists everywhere.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 21st April 2017

Preview - Have I Got News for You

One of the big questions in the comedy world at the moment is whether we are experiencing a new satire boom?

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st April 2017

Patrick Stewart to host HIGNFY

Former Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart has been confirmed as the host of the first episode of the new series of BBC One panel show stalwart Have I Got News for You.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 5th April 2017

Fleabag, Alan Partridge and more up for BPG and TRIC awards

TV comedies including Fleabag, Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters and Mum have been nominated for more awards, as the Broadcasting Press Guild and Television And Radio Industries Club announce their shortlists.

British Comedy Guide, 20th February 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Gary Lineker on HIGNFY prompts keyboard fury

Gary Lineker has been accused of "mocking the elderly" and "promoting anti-Brexit propaganda" after making a joke while presenting Have I Got News For You.

Chris York, The Huffington Post, 18th December 2016

Have I Got News For You uses handbag to replace MP Nicky Morgan

Have I Got News For You has replaced absent guest Nicky Morgan MP with a handbag.

British Comedy Guide, 16th December 2016

Tory MP Nicky Morgan pulls out of HIGNFY

Tory MP Nicky Morgan has pulled out of a planned appearance on Have I Got News for You, days after a row over her criticism of Theresa May's wardrobe.

BBC News, 14th December 2016

Joke's over: how the TV panel show fell from grace

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

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