callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
callmemadam
callmemadam

  • Mood:
  • Music:

The Oh No, Show

I love The Now Show. Punt, Dennis and Benn are brilliant. I love the running gags: 'I can see, I can see perfectly.' 'Come on, Tim!' For me, it's unmissable. But. Every week they give a slot to Marcus Brigstocke, who is fast going down the Jeremy Hardy slope to boringness. Brigstocke created the Giles Wemmbley-Hogg series, which I found both funny and, at times, affecting: Giles is awful but there is a touching innocence about him which gave the programmes depth. On TNS, though, Brigstocke seems to lose his sense of humour. This evening's little talk, on racism, was so unfunny, so full of soft targets, bad history and political naiveties that I began to wonder if perhaps the poor boy isn't really very bright. Goodness how sad.

I am really looking forward to HIGNFY this evening!
Tags: hignfy, marcus brigstocke, radio4, the now show
Subscribe

  • From the Boundary: Jonathan Agnew’s interviews

    I really enjoyed this: Jonathan Agnew interviewing Sue Townsend in 2012. On BBC Sounds at the moment, you can hear several of these excellent…

  • Cross

    Cor, I’m in a bad mood today and don’t care who knows it. I had a few domestic annoyances yesterday evening, too tiresome to mention, and was looking…

  • BBC Beatles

    I’m very grumpy with the BBC today after finding that two of my favourite programmes, Only Connect and University Challenge, have been banished…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments