Have I Got News For You for Dummies

I watched this all the way through for the first time tonight; what a sad excuse for a topical quiz. Lazy jokes, repetitive themes, delivered by some of the smuggest comedians in Britain. The regulars are just awful: I suspect Frankie Boyle is itching to break out the Madeleine McCann and rape jokes, so has to make do with some guarded references to sex offenders instead. Hugh Dennis should know better than to stoop to this. Dara O'Brian is a poor man's Angus Deayton. And please, Michael Macintyre? Someone needs to tell him that you can get away with laughing mid-way through one of your own jokes when you're 10 years old, but not as a middle aged man on prime time TV. It wouldn't be so bad if the jokes he was laughing in the middle of were funny; but they just aren't.


All of the above could be forgiven if it wasn't for the unremitting self satisfaction - the panel spend 10 seconds making the joke, then the next 20 sitting with their arms folded, looking like a who's just learnt how to use the potty. The occasional funny moments only serve to remind me how good Have I Got News For You is - it's just so much better in every way. It's such a shame that this dumbed down, gutted version still gets commissioned.

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Sep 25, 2008 2:17PM EDT

Sorry but what is your purpose in life? To be as pointless as Big Brother?
Why would you bother to comment saying it's a bad programme when I'm sure you couldn't watch it without laughing at the absolutely hilarious jokes. It's a funny show so stop analysing it, as nobody cares about your opinion, all you need to say it "I find other shows funnier."
Frankie holds back with his jokes?! And with good reason! I'm guessing Maddie jokes or whatever would be hilarious but can you conceive what frenzy they would cause? He holds back because he needs to sometimes, but the jokes where he pushes the limit are comical genius.
Oh and really? The comedians are smug? I didn't know that was in their nature at all?! I thought they were modest people. Not. Comedians take joy in people laughing at their jokes - everyone does. Crack a smile every so often or deal with it babez. :)

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Sep 25, 2008 6:39PM EDT

Catrinium, can I politely suggest that you wouldn't know funny if was smeared on a stick and poked firmly up your arse.
Keep watching MtW though - it's aimed squarely at people like you.

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Nov 24, 2008 10:02PM EST

Frankie Boyle is king with his pedophile and Kerry Katona jokes.
Doubt you would watch a show the entire way through if you found it to be as horrible as you say.

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