Have I Got News For You. Image shows left to right: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Credit: Matt Crockett
Have I Got News For You

Have I Got News For You

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1990 - 2024
  • 590 episodes (66 series)

Long-running topical panel game with a strong political slant, featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Also features Angus Deayton.

Press clippings

Guz Khan laughs off Have I Got News For You complaints

Writing on X, the 37-year-old joked he was glad that was the only controversy engulfing him, joking: 'Man, I thought they had the CCTV footage of me eating haraam McDonalds chicken nuggets in a car park in Coventry. That would have been career ending...because I was ENJOYING them. God forgive me.'

Chortle, 29th November 2023

BBC staff 'lost for words' after Guz Khan announced HIGNFY host after calling Israel 'genocidal'

A comedian who has accused Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' and 'genocide' in Gaza has been booked to host BBC panel show Have I Got News For You.

Matthew Lodge, Daily Mail, 28th November 2023

Feargal Sharkey praised for 'powerful' Israel-Palestine speech on HIGNFY

Comments made by the musician and activist, who grew up during the Troubles, are being lauded by panel show's viewer as 'eloquent', 'informed' and 'worth listening to'.

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 4th November 2023

Laurence Fox complained about being the butt of a joke on HIGNFY and these 9 people had news for him

You probably won't be surprised to learn - you definitely won't if you watched it - that the saga of GB News was one of the many topics that came up for discussion. And it succeeded in getting the goat of - guess who? - Laurence Fox, who took the opportunity to highlight it on Twitter.

The Poke, 9th October 2023

Have I Got News For You producer Hat Trick banks record profits

The TV production company behind Have I Got News For You and Mastermind made record profits last year, new accounts show. Hat Trick Productions, led by former stand-up comedian Jimmy Mulville, benefited from successful shows such as Derry Girls, with accounts for Hat Trick Holdings (2019) revealing total revenues of £50.3million in 2022, up 15 per cent, and record profits of £5.3million. The company, owned by Mulville and his wife, Karen, paid out dividends of £2.7million.

William Turvill, The Sunday Times, 1st October 2023

What happens to comedy when British politics becomes a joke?

When audiences do want something sharp, they want it to confirm prejudices.

The Economist, 17th August 2023

Have I Got News For You 'not offensive to gingers'

When Diane Abbott said Jewish people did not face racism, but prejudice similar to gingers, it was inevitably going to make Have I Got News For You. But the jokes satirising the Labour MP for her antisemitism angered one viewer who complained to the BBC that the section was offensive... to redheads.

Chortle, 4th August 2023

Clive Myrie pulled from BBC News At Ten over Boris Johnson jokes

Clive Myrie was pulled from the BBC's News At Ten last Friday over fears of an anti-Tory bias because an episode of Have I Got News For You featuring him as the host was being shown that evening.

Alex Farber, The Times, 22nd June 2023

BBC cuts make Have I Got News For You the last satire standing

Topical comedy is the big TV casualty as Romesh Ranganathan faces the axe.

Alex Farber, The Times, 31st March 2023

Have I Got News For You returns 14th April with Charlie Brooker

Have I Got News For You returns on 14th April, and Charlie Brooker will be the first guest host.

British Comedy Guide, 29th March 2023

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