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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.

GyratingTrampoline - 14 May 2020 09:27:44 (#346 of 365)

His last bit was having a pop at Biden for being an old establishment white male with sexual harassment allegations

Ginmonkey - 14 May 2020 09:36:42 (#347 of 365)

I thought he was pretty spot on there. The Democrats are never going to beat Trump if they keep coming up with tired, lame candidates.

I don't share a lot of his politics but he is quite thoughtful and interesting. It is never good to seal yourself into an echo chamber.

hailesaladdie - 14 May 2020 10:28:28 (#348 of 365)

Simon Evans often gets labelled as a right wing comedian, and his material is pretty good - the "Goes to Market" series on R4 was excellent listening. He later did a piece on what it was to be considered a right wing comedian.

Norcott suffers from just being a weak observationalist.

Ginmonkey - 14 May 2020 10:29:52 (#349 of 365)

I like Simon Evans a lot. He can be a bit provocative but that's ok - since when did we watch comedy just to agree with it?

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 11:45:37 (#350 of 365)

Yep. Evans is ace.

Milton Jones is RW and a bit Christian. He is wise to stick to the punnage.

xbod72 - 14 May 2020 12:31:22 (#351 of 365)

I really like Milton Jones' stand-up. There's a few albums on my Google Play music streaming service so they may be on Spotify as well.

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 12:39:21 (#352 of 365)

Simon Evans really isn't that right wing

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 12:41:45 (#353 of 365)

Simon Evans really isn't that right wing

More of an LD that understands economics.

carterbrandon - 14 May 2020 12:45:17 (#354 of 365)

He can't understand it all that much; too sympathetic to Brexit.

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 12:45:38 (#355 of 365)

Whenever an article is written about the dearth of “Right-wing comedians” on television or radio, my name tends to crop up. It’s easy to see why: for my stage act, I speak in an enhanced, BBC Received Pronunciation, and inhabit the persona of a man slightly out of touch with the modern world (that part isn’t entirely an act). Though I appreciate that in the metropolitan, Left-leaning mainstream comedy landscape, I don’t quite conform. So it’s reassuring to learn that one isn’t entirely isolated, at least among audiences

guigal - 14 May 2020 12:46:07 (#356 of 365)

Thank God for Nish and the team. It's not 'a new comedy show'. It's been going on for years, though.

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 12:47:10 (#357 of 365)

too sympathetic to Brexit

Is he? Can't say I got that impression but it has been a long time since the last Goes to Market series.

AlanII - 14 May 2020 12:48:03 (#358 of 365)

Perhaps he's getting more right wing with age.

Ginmonkey - 14 May 2020 13:16:22 (#359 of 365)

I think he is less sympathetic than more of the view that it isn't the worst thing since the bubonic plague.

AlanII - 14 May 2020 13:26:18 (#360 of 365)

Which, of course, it isn't.

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 13:29:10 (#361 of 365)

worse than that?

AlanII - 14 May 2020 13:44:05 (#362 of 365)

The Black Death, no, Brexit is not worse than that. It is, however a self inflicted wound and, sets up the most challenging set of international interaction for the UK since WWII. Thank God the electorate have seen fit to elect a Government that's clearly up to any such task.

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 14:00:40 (#363 of 365)

The comedian sets out his vision for Brexit, including a ban on overseas holidays.

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 14:06:43 (#364 of 365)

Clearly a skit from somebody who thinks Brexit is a stupid idea.

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 17:58:56 (#365 of 365)

I think its a case that there were people there to be made fun of, the Brexiteers were the protagonists in the argument and many exremely vocal. The anti Brexit case had no figures like Boris or Nigel to take the piss out of, it was largely made by mainstream politicians making the weak argument that the EU wasn't that bad.

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