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Started by xbod72 on Jul 20, 2017 5:11:16 PM
The Mash Report - BBC2's new topical comedy show.

Starting tonight. It has writers from the UK's Onion-like website, The Daily Mash. Please let it be funny.

Catspyjamas17 - 20 Sep 2019 05:37:16 (#281 of 365)

I like this, laughed a lot last night.

Not a fan of Oliver or Stewart anyway, appreciate and usually agreed with what they are saying but as a viewing experience it was like being repeatedly hit over the head. 15 minute mansplaining.

FrankieTeardrop - 20 Sep 2019 07:37:32 (#282 of 365)

That's how I feel about Jonathan Pie

Tenesmus - 20 Sep 2019 07:50:33 (#283 of 365)

#279 sounds familiar...

Ebadlun - 03 Aug 2017 23:36:53 ( #85 of 282)

I think it's really found its feet and started to feel like the website.

No really informative John Oliver-type factifying (as they did for a bit last week with Trump's support). I would like to see that more.

I'm preferring John Oliver these days over the Daily Show, even if he does go overboard milking the gags, just because he's really on a mission to inform, and dig dirt on how the US really operates.

xbod72 - 20 Sep 2019 08:53:52 (#284 of 365)

I much prefer John Oliver to The Daily Mash and would be grateful to see something like that here.

donttellhimpike - 20 Sep 2019 08:56:35 (#285 of 365)

I hate this.







FrankieTeardrop - 20 Sep 2019 08:57:10 (#286 of 365)

I'm guessing it suffers from smugness. Am I right, pike?

donttellhimpike - 20 Sep 2019 09:01:26 (#287 of 365)

Well yeah but smugness is part of the formula, they get that from the shows they are aping, Daily Show, Colbert, John Oliver etc.m Mostly though I dislike it because they do the same fucking joke over and over. Newsreader woman shuffles papers, looks up into camera and says in serious voice "this report just in, women are great" pauses, turns to other camera "men are shit" cue peals of laughter.

Also, I bet every fucking one of them went to a posh school. comes from a posh family, or secretly votes tory.

FrankieTeardrop - 20 Sep 2019 09:07:28 (#288 of 365)


I have a weird antipathy to the kind of faux-London accent that only certain political comedians seem to have, sounds like it was learned by listening to interviews with 70s punk bands.

xbod72 - 20 Sep 2019 09:27:07 (#289 of 365)

I think there's a lot more art in the newsreader headlines than "women are great" allows for.

whitbreadtrophy - 20 Sep 2019 11:09:33 (#290 of 365)

John Oliver and before him Jon Stewart were actually journalists working through the medium of comedy, whereas this is still comedy first.

No, like Nish Kumar they were stand-ups first and last until they got their respective shows. What they probably have is a bigger research team (including journalists) to ferret out the facts behind issues.

xbod72 - 20 Sep 2019 12:00:56 (#291 of 365)

Probably a bigger writers room for the comedy bits too.

TRaney - 20 Sep 2019 12:06:19 (#292 of 365)

I'd rather have an original British satirical show than try to ape the American ones.

TRaney - 20 Sep 2019 12:07:04 (#293 of 365)

My problem is it feels inessential. It's OK to have on, there might be the odd funny bit, more annoying bits, but none of it seems like you need to make a point of watching it.

carterbrandon - 20 Sep 2019 12:48:24 (#294 of 365)

Do the American ones still get the drummer to play a rim shot on the punchline, Partridge style? I thought that was a cheesy 1950s thing, but then I saw David Letterman do it, not so long ago.

FrankieTeardrop - 20 Sep 2019 12:53:54 (#295 of 365)

Stephen Colbert has musical punctuation in his monologues.

xbod72 - 20 Sep 2019 14:12:41 (#296 of 365)

I think Colbert was much better on The Daily Show than on his own thing.

SinnerBoy - 20 Sep 2019 16:40:11 (#297 of 365)

FrankieTeardrop - #288

Yes, whatever happened to Ben Elton?

YogiMeerfield - 20 Sep 2019 18:18:43 (#298 of 365)

Currently doing a stand-up tour, I believe.

whitbreadtrophy - 20 Sep 2019 18:25:47 (#299 of 365)

I have a weird antipathy to the kind of faux-London accent that only certain political comedians seem to have

Kumar's from Croydon. How is he supposed to sound?

TRaney - 20 Sep 2019 18:26:28 (#300 of 365)


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