Posts tagged never mind the buzzcocks.
“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*
Simon, Y U NO WEAR A FEZ MORE OFTEN?
“I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.”
… or is it just me?
How about like twelve times over…?
NEW FAVORITE GIF
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.
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…
Simon: Yggdrasil is correct, and um…
Phill: I feel like I’m being beaten up by a fucking encyclopedia salesman.
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,
unfortunatelywe have to give credit to Davina McCall for airing it on an episode of NMTB.