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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.

xbod72 - 26 Sep 2019 22:23:08 (#308 of 365)

Aren't you!? Oh. Sorry. I don't know where I got that idea. I thought you'd said so on that anniversary of The Reformation or something.

xbod72 - 26 Sep 2019 22:23:50 (#309 of 365)

I do find I zone out a lot while this is on, but my concentration is poor overall, I suppose.

TRaney - 26 Sep 2019 22:28:09 (#310 of 365)

Do schoolkids stay up to watch this and repeat bits of it the next day?

SharkPatoo - 26 Sep 2019 22:50:08 (#311 of 365)

Of course not, it's rubbish!

solomongursky - 26 Sep 2019 22:50:42 (#312 of 365)

Richard Pictures was funny.

SharkPatoo - 26 Sep 2019 22:52:31 (#313 of 365)

Richard Pictorial woulda been funnier.

moto748 - 28 Sep 2019 01:17:17 (#314 of 365)

For all he was mocked, it's not really as good as Mike Yarwood (incidentally, just reading MY's wiki page, that's a sad story; I didn't know). That said, I still think we need a programme like this, and obviously it's not easy to be topical and funny in short order. Maybe they should bring Marina in as a writer?

moto748 - 28 Sep 2019 01:17:58 (#315 of 365)

And I did think, about the dick pic piece, well, if it stops one guy...

moto748 - 28 Sep 2019 01:18:37 (#316 of 365)

Public service television at its best, there!

frantastic - 28 Sep 2019 13:42:22 (#317 of 365)

Pubic Service Television.

GyratingTrampoline - 28 Sep 2019 14:35:22 (#318 of 365)

They say they're gonna make a new series of spitting image, I hope it retains some of the spirit if the orig

GyratingTrampoline - 28 Sep 2019 14:35:28 (#319 of 365)

They say they're gonna make a new series of spitting image, I hope it retains some of the spirit if the orig

donttellhimpike - 28 Sep 2019 14:40:40 (#320 of 365)

Spitting Image was very much of its time, I can't see a new version being anything but a disappointment.

frantastic - 28 Sep 2019 15:11:35 (#321 of 365)

We are beyond satire now.

uranrising - 29 Sep 2019 19:02:45 (#322 of 365)

Satirist Bruce Jay Friedman thought we already were, back in the early 70s, after an American officer was reported as saying, "The village had to be bombed to be saved."

GyratingTrampoline - 29 Sep 2019 20:34:39 (#323 of 365)

I thought satire was supposed to be dead since Kissenger won the nobel peace prize. Hasn't stopped the various satirists in the years since

whitbreadtrophy - 30 Sep 2019 13:50:54 (#324 of 365)

For those of you preoccupied with a lack of right-wing comics I believe your prayers may have been answered.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comedy-unleashed-at-conservative-conference-tickets-70269773785?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard&mc_cid=fd7c6ac85c&mc_eid=cc
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Ebadlun - 04 Oct 2019 02:01:58 (#325 of 365)

Assuming this is now the generic satire thread - Chris Morris interviewed on Channel 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liV5wKAihh8

Ebadlun - 04 Oct 2019 02:12:50 (#326 of 365)

I liked his line about satire that placates the court - pretty much all UK satire right now.

Satire that pokes fun at Corbyn's anti-semitism, rather than the absurdity of Corbyn being considered anti-semitic, and the story behind it, for example.

FrankieTeardrop - 04 Oct 2019 10:40:47 (#327 of 365)

I don't think I've ever seen him be interviewed before. Quite strange seeing him out of character.

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