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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.

whitbreadtrophy - 21 Jul 2017 12:45:52 (#61 of 327)

I'll reserve judgement for a few weeks. We don't have any record of the first TW3 and it might have been crap.

Geoff Norcott's gimmick of "Hey I'm a Tory! That's me! A Tory right here in this so-called Alternative Comedy! A Tory!" would be bearable if he wasn't a thoroughly third rate comic. If they wanted to be really cutting edge they'd drag Lee Hurst on who has evolved into a full on UKIP bigot.

Or perhaps not.

moto748 - 21 Jul 2017 13:46:33 (#62 of 327)

TW3 (like Monty Python) was pretty unfunny much of the time.

Haven't seen this, may give it a look if a get round to it.

browserbutton - 21 Jul 2017 13:49:42 (#63 of 327)

I was expecting more full-on SKEWERING of our Tory overlords.

xbod72 - 27 Jul 2017 22:04:38 (#64 of 327)

The audience reaction audio doesn't seem to match the audience reaction visuals.

Verdigris - 27 Jul 2017 22:08:34 (#65 of 327)

I think my chortle count is a bit up on last week.

Arjuna - 27 Jul 2017 22:34:46 (#66 of 327)

that Geoff Norcott is a one trick pony

frantastic - 27 Jul 2017 22:36:54 (#67 of 327)

I laughed. Out loud. Several times. Not keen on QI elf guy. Otherwise 7/10.

LomaxFairchild - 27 Jul 2017 22:43:40 (#68 of 327)

A lot of stuff being recycled from the website. I enjoyed though. The Lib Dem website made me LOL.

sympforthedevil - 27 Jul 2017 23:45:07 (#69 of 327)

Just watched tonight's episode and it was the least funny thing that I've seen in ages. Awful.

Ebadlun - 27 Jul 2017 23:50:06 (#70 of 327)

Loads better than last week, I thought.

darkhorse - 28 Jul 2017 06:01:56 (#71 of 327)

It's funny enough to watch if I happen to be on the sofa at the time it's shown. But I wouldn't schedule a viewing or get it on catch-up.

So MocktheWeekesque in value.

Ebadlun - 28 Jul 2017 06:18:29 (#72 of 327)

Could have done with a trigger warning before the segment about the girl and her 'friend'.

Painful memories there.

Arjuna - 28 Jul 2017 09:37:48 (#73 of 327)

The laughter track seems fake and grates a bit

ChankNolen - 28 Jul 2017 12:27:21 (#74 of 327)

I quite enjoyed it this week, but the social satire works better than the political satire.

meepmeep - 28 Jul 2017 13:35:18 (#75 of 327)

Just saw the first episode, it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I was expecting.

I liked the middle class Megabus man, his thousand-yard stare was perfect.

"Despite my close proximity to the loo I felt certain nobody would defecate on a relatively short journey. How wrong I was."

xbod72 - 03 Aug 2017 22:10:34 (#76 of 327)

This will seem like a silly complaint but I don't like the way they have an on-location reporter who does a piece to camera and then they go back to that same reporter moments later and they're somewhere else.

I know it's just an absurd comedy programme but I feel like you have to try and hold this sort of thing together without needlessly jarring things like that.

xbod72 - 03 Aug 2017 22:20:01 (#77 of 327)

My favourite line, or partial line, of the series perhaps is "the American version of school".

HouseOfLammo - 03 Aug 2017 22:23:31 (#78 of 327)

I don't get it.

The staginess, the audience/laugh track, the awful timing, kills it dead.

The material's fine.

xbod72 - 03 Aug 2017 22:28:03 (#79 of 327)

It's relying too heavily on words like "twat", "wanker" and "tits" for my liking.

HouseOfLammo - 03 Aug 2017 22:29:57 (#80 of 327)

Those are the best bits.

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