8 out of 10 Cats is a television comedy panel game made by Zeppotron (a subsidiary of Endemol) for Channel 4. It was first broadcast on 3 June 2005. The show's title is derived from a well-known advertising tagline for Whiskas cat food which originally claimed that "8 out of 10 Cats prefer Whiskas". The show is based on opinion polls, and draws on polls produced by a variety of organisations and new polls commissioned for the programme carried out by company Harris Poll.
Amazing show, Jimmy Carr is the kind of comedian that pushes the boundaries, as anyone who has watched his stand-up's will know. Even with his tax scandal he engaged the jokes about it on the show afterwards.
John & Sean are great team captains, they really work well off each other and are really good with all of the guests. John is even better in '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown/Deal or no Deal, and is definitely my second favourite character behind Jimmy.
In my opinion this is a must watch if you enjoy comedy that sometimes makes you not want to laugh because the joke is that bad, and others that will leave you in tears.
When watching this show its just good for a laugh about the most recent topics in the Uk. You learn a little about whats going on but the show rarely consists of any serious discussions, its more about comedians talking about funny topics and making a joke out of almost anything. It's a decent show for killing a bit of time and having a good time watching as well.