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Brill News Quiz Show
Have I got News for You
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Have I got News for You
Advantages: Hysterically funny; Good choice of guests and hosts
Have I Got News For You is a BB2 comedy quiz show that's been going for years. It used to have a regular presenter but he got the sack and now they have a different guest presenter every week. Last night it was Martin Clunes and he was brill, I'm watching an old one on Dave at the minute and it's Alexander Armstrong as the host and he is so funny and just right for this kind of programme.
They all are actually, I don't think I've ever seen a presenter who hasn't been perfect for the way the show is done. Most of the humour comes from the teams but the host has to be able to hold it all together and they always do it so good on here.
There are 2 teams of 2, the regular captains are Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. They're both proper old school comedians and do some wickedly retro gags, I don't think Hislop actually is a comedian because he's a newspaper editor and quite posh but he does come out with some funny ones. I love the banter between these 2 because they make out that they don't like each other but you can tell they're mates really.
The guests change every week, tonight it's that mad horsey posh woman who commentates on the horse racing and Michael McIntyre. Some of the guests are proper random (like the horsey woman!) but they're all chosen well and their funny sides come through even if you think they're not going to.
There are different games making up the quiz, they're all topical to what's going on at the minute and that's why I prefer watching the up to date episodes because this one I'm watching now is about old news like the hauliers strike. The games are just there so the teams can make as many amusing jokes as possible and they crack me up, the jokes don't feel scripted even though they probably are and aren't forced.
I like the odd one out game because it's IMPOSSIBLE to know! Sometimes one of the cleverer team members will come out with the right answer though and it's always good to see that because the round is so hard usually! I like the game where they have to guess the missing word in a newspaper headline because some of the suggestions they come out with are class, last night the guest publication was Llama News that no-one would have heard of but Paul Merton got the headline right and it was madly funny!
I can watch Have I Got News For You Whatever Mood I'm In, I always have a laugh at the jokes and insults between the guests and regulars and I just think it's the best of all the comedy quizzes that are there now. It was a pioneer and it's still the funniest and freshest on the tv!
Summary: One Of The Funniest TV Programmes Ever