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
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
The company behind spoof website Daily Mash has doubled its cash balance in six months.Chortle, 28th July 2020
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
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 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