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A Guide to the Hilarious World of British Panel Shows | Splitsider

"Part of the reason that panel shows have become so popular in Britain is that the topical panel shows are the primary source of satire. Late night talk shows don’t exist in Britain (their chat shows are weekly, instead of daily), and as such, panel shows are the place where Brits turn for a funny look at current events. One such example is BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, which airs at 6:30 on Friday evening, and offers a somewhat genial comedic look at the week’s news. The even more popular TV version, Have I Got News For You(HIGNFY), has become the beloved elder of the television panel shows. Other topical shows have popped up in it’s shadow, including it’s younger, swearier BBC Two cousin Mock the Week, and the survey based 8 Out of 10 Cats on competitor Channel 4.”

Oh how I wish BBC America would air these. Or that American audiences were receptive to them. *sighs*

panel shows comedy QI mock the week have i got news for you 8 out of 10 cats would i lie to you never mind the buzzcocks
therockandrollnerd:

Simon, Y U NO WEAR A FEZ MORE OFTEN?

"I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool."

therockandrollnerd:

Simon, Y U NO WEAR A FEZ MORE OFTEN?

"I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool."

Simon Amstell Never Mind the Buzzcocks fez
get-in-my-tardis:

… or is it just me?

How about like twelve times over…?

get-in-my-tardis:

… or is it just me?

How about like twelve times over…?

Never Mind the Buzzcocks doctor who fandom
busdriver:

Phill: He must have either been on the Isle of Wight or in Cumbria, because that’s the only place in the U.K. you can find the red squirrels.Simon: …Okay…Phill: Yeah, when I hit you with the facts you’re unimpressed, but when your boyfriend over there…Simon: Don’t mock our intellectual Greek love. This is funny though, Stephen, that we’re talking about squirrels, because I was just saying to someone the other day that in Norse mythology, Ratatosk is a red squirrel - you must know this - who runs up and down,  with messages, the world tree, which is known as Yuh-gah-drah-zil…Stephen: Yggdrasil.Simon: Yggdrasil is correct, and um…Phill: I feel like I’m being beaten up by a fucking encyclopedia salesman.

busdriver:

Phill: He must have either been on the Isle of Wight or in Cumbria, because that’s the only place in the U.K. you can find the red squirrels.
Simon: …Okay…
Phill: Yeah, when I hit you with the facts you’re unimpressed, but when your boyfriend over there…
Simon: Don’t mock our intellectual Greek love. This is funny though, Stephen, that we’re talking about squirrels, because I was just saying to someone the other day that in Norse mythology, Ratatosk is a red squirrel - you must know this - who runs up and down, with messages, the world tree, which is known as Yuh-gah-drah-zil…
Stephen: Yggdrasil.
Simon: Yggdrasil is correct, and um…
Phill: I feel like I’m being beaten up by a fucking encyclopedia salesman.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Phill Jupitus Simon Amstell stephen fry
ispyafamousface:

British comedian Simon Amstell did a few comedy spots on Good Morning With Anne and Nick before becoming the snarky host of Pop World and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
As much as we’d like to take credit for finding this one, unfortunately we have to give credit to Davina McCall for airing it on an episode of NMTB.

ispyafamousface:

British comedian Simon Amstell did a few comedy spots on Good Morning With Anne and Nick before becoming the snarky host of Pop World and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

As much as we’d like to take credit for finding this one, unfortunately we have to give credit to Davina McCall for airing it on an episode of NMTB.

Simon Amstell Never Mind the Buzzcocks