Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain.

Mock The Week

BBC Two panel show about the news. 194 episodes (20 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Series 13, Episode 11 is repeated on Dave on Tuesday at 12am.

Press Clippings

Improv corner - improv in the media - Mock The Week

Panel shows are not really the first place you think of when it comes to improv, especially since a lot of the jokes and reactions are written by scriptwriters. However, there is one particular game on Mock The Week that is a great one to watch for improv as it is sort of based on one of the short form games - Scenes We'd Like To See.

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 24th May 2021

The perennial problem with TV panel shows: race

The format should give comic talents a time to shine. So why don't our flagship shows reflect the diversity of comedy in 2021?

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 9th April 2021

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

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

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

TV preview: Mock The Week Christmas special

You can be sure to get some much needed laughs from the Mock The Week episode airing on Monday night.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 21st December 2020

Warm-up Maff Brown steps in for Angela Barnes on MTW

It may be the moment every comedian doing TV warm-up secretly hopes for. Maff Brown will make his debut on Mock The Week tonight - after panellist Angela Barnes was taken ill at the last minute.

Chortle, 3rd December 2020

Dara O Briain: I almost quit the Mock The Week

Dara O Briain has revealed that he once got so frustrated with Mock The Week that he considered quitting.

Chortle, 24th November 2020

O Briain & Dennis on 15 years of Mock The Week

The Mock The Week stars reflect on the show's 15-year history and chat to Lauren Morris about performing to a Zoom audience.

Lauren Morris, Radio Times, 19th November 2020

O Briain: Bias objections are about news, not comedy

Mock The Week host Dara O Briain has dismissed the "frankly, mind-numbing" debate about whether the BBC show is too left-wing.

Yahoo, 2nd October 2020

The BBC's bid to axe left-wing comedy will fail

From Punch in the 19th century to P. J. O'Rourke to Auberon Waugh to Craig Brown to Titania McGrath, if it's grown-up, nuanced political humour and satire you want, refer to books, newspapers, magazines or the internet. Let the lefties have the airwaves.

Patrick West, The Spectator, 3rd September 2020

Shappi Khorsandi on the BBC and right-wing comedy

High on Tim Davie's list of shows deemed 'too left-wing' is Mock The Week. When I was on the show, I was told I must do my 'Iranian material' - that didn't feel left-wing to me.

Shappi Khorsandi, The Independent, 1st September 2020