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Started by Famous Mortimer, May 23, 2022, 07:10:07 PM
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on May 23, 2022, 07:10:07 PMI presume I signed up for this years ago, and every now and again it'll helpfully tell me about something I wasn't aware of. But just looking at their most recent email:Meet The Richardsons, as boring a "sitcom" as has ever been broadcast, is up for an award, and not only that, the two of them are getting a panel show to host. Tom Allen, who doesn't appear to have had anything particularly interesting happen in his life, is up to his second volume of autobiography. For fuck's sake, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Fantasy Football League are both coming back. More shite panel shows! A comedian being very slightly funny doing something that's not comedy! Extremely unfunny sketches!Is this just a reflection of how splintered things have become, and how things pitched at the mainstream are just filling space til the inevitable collapse of all non-streaming entertainment? Or does someone really think we need two fucking shows with the Richardsons?
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 24, 2022, 10:33:55 AMI read that email yesterday and had the same reaction to it, just looking at Tom Allen's wikipedia page (which is so detailed I can only presume he wrote it himself, or his management company did at least), and his father only died in December 2021, so to be working on a book about it already seems quite grim to me.
QuoteAllen is gay. He lived with his parents until May 2021. His father died on 1 December 2021.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on May 23, 2022, 07:28:56 PMhttps://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2022/05/15/50791/bbc_comedy%3A_what_do_commissioners_want%3FThe management speak here makes me puke.
Quote'Workplace comedies and family comedies... that's what we're looking for,'
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on August 01, 2022, 05:05:39 PMThe latest email features yet more news from Jon Richardson, who at least is aware comedy isn't his strong suit so is doing a "travelogue" with his mother-in-law.
Quote from: Joe Oakes on August 02, 2022, 07:08:35 PMFuck me, the comedian with an elderly relative formula is the worst thing to happen to British comedy since panel shows. Was only ever funny when Buxton did it, was he the first?
Quote from: BritishHobo on August 02, 2022, 09:19:23 PMSurely it's all just a variation on An Idiot Abroad anyway - somebody curmudgeonly/no-nonsense and not well-travelled is sent to unfamiliar places for comic effect. Six episodes of "I can't believe they do that over here, I'm not doing that, it's weird!"
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on August 04, 2022, 04:46:34 PMDavid Jason Looks At Some Elephants
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