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The Mash Report

BBC Two comedy satirising the news. 28 episodes (4 series), 2017 - 2020. Stars Nish Kumar, Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen, Rachel Parris and others.

Another series is in development.
An episode is repeated today at 10:30pm.

Press Clippings

BBC comedy shows appear to be overwhelmingly biased

BBC topical comedy shows appear to be overwhelmingly biased against figures and institutions on the political right, analysis by the Sunday Telegraph has found.

Episodes of the long-running Have I Got News For You on BBC1 and The News Quiz on Radio 4, together with the more recent Mash Report on BBC2, which were broadcast during lockdown, featured 13 times as many jokes aimed at Right-wing figures and issues as opposed to those on the Left.

Dominic Penna & Christopher Hope, The Telegraph, 5th September 2020

BBC's new boss threatens to axe Left-wing comedy shows

New Director-General Tim Davie believes the BBC's comedy output is seen as too one-sided, and unfairly biased against the Tories, Donald Trump and Brexit.

Bill Gardner, The Telegraph, 31st August 2020

Nish Kumar: taking UK satire to the US

The British comedian and broadcaster on Quibi series Hello America and why the BBC deserves credit for taking a chance on The Mash Report.

Max Goldbart, Broadcast, 7th August 2020

Daily Mash publisher swells its coffers

The company behind spoof website Daily Mash has doubled its cash balance in six months.

Chortle, 28th July 2020

Have I Got News For You and The Mash Report reviewed

Many people have had to get used to working from home in recent weeks, and purveyors of topical quips are not exempt, with both Have I Got News For You and The Mash Report returning last night.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 4th April 2020

The Mash Report: making a satire in isolation

Stripped of its studio and any cast and crew interaction, Zeppotron ripped up the rule book for its comedy.

Jesse Whittock, Broadcast, 3rd April 2020

The Daily Mash reports record figures

Satirical website The Daily Mash, the stie that lead to the TV series The Mash Report, has reported record traffic, declaring 1.9million visits in the first week.

Chortle, 2nd April 2020

Nish Kumar interview

Nish Kumar will be recapping the headlines as his satirical and surreal news show The Mash Report returns to BBC Two on Friday for a fourth season. The comic talks to us about making the hit, and how coronavirus might affect it.

The Irish News, 1st April 2020

Mash Report to be self-filmed from home

The BBC has announced details of new and altered entertainment programming, including the next series of The Mash Report to be filmed at the stars' respective homes.

British Comedy Guide, 24th March 2020

Nish Kumar on polarised politics

The presenter of The Mash Report said he doesn't give Labour such a hard time because: "I'm not sure those people need to be further beat up".

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 24th March 2020