Stephen Fry: Thanks to our friends at the Dutch version of QI, we were able to give you the correct pronunciation of Van Gogh, the great man’s name. Sounds like an outbreak of pneumonia in a frog pond. But speaking of these infectious issues: Alan, you’re a zombie. You bite Jimmy. Jimmy, you’re now a zombie, you bite Jack. Jack bites Mel, and so on.
Alan Davies: Sue.
Stephen Fry: What?
Alan Davies: It’s Sue.
Jimmy Carr: Ten points now, Stephen, if you know her name.
Sue Perkins: It’s that warm personal touch that you get when you come on this show.
Stephen Fry: I’m so ashamed! I’m so… I’m so…
Alan Davies: No one noticed, Hugh.
Lauren Laverne: Charlie, you’re going to be trying to get excited about William and Kate’s big day.
Charlie Brooker: Yes, and managing it, I think. The press are very excited about Kate Middleton. They’re dubbing her the new Diana, which is ironic, because it’s thanks to the press that we need a new Diana.
Jimmy Carr: Letters of complaint to the usual address…
10 O’Clock Live episode 14
Brooker was on fire last night, y/y?
Stephen Fry: It seems, though, that the part of the body that has changed most recently, in the last ten thousand years, is the nose, funnily enough. And we’re not quite sure why. It seems— there’s some noses, in case you didn’t know what they looked like.
Jimmy Carr: And are you going to tell us that the more highly evolved people have got sort of a slightly bent to one side nose, Stephen?
Bill Bailey: [breaking out into song] They say of the Acropolis…
Jimmy Carr: Everyone!
Bill Bailey: …where the Parthenon is!
Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr and Rob Brydon: [singing] They say of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is! They say of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is! They say of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is! They say of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is.
Bill Bailey: Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Even just looking at the bottom gif makes me start laughing.
generic comment about how much i need this show in my life, unf, etc.
Sean Lock: (On watching porn) I don’t listen to it. I can’t, I think there’s too much swearing on porn films. I can’t listen to it, I turn the sound down. I think you’re both having a lovely time, and all you can do is swear.
Jimmy Carr: Hawaii is moving towards Japan at a rate of 4 inches every year, but whenever Japan turns around, Hawaii stops and pretends to be looking at a shop window.
how have i never watched this show? falling down on my british panel show responsibilities.
- The provisional name for the show is 10 O’Clock Live.
- The ‘Live’ isn’t a figure of speech.
- Episodes will be an hour long.
- There will be fifteen episodes.
- According to the Guardian, it “is understood” that all four of the Alternative Election Night presenters — Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, and Lauren Laverne — have signed on.
The aforementioned Guardian article quotes comedy commissioning editor Darren Smith, who describes the new show thusly: “10 O’Clock Live will provide a fresh and unashamedly intelligent take on current affairs from a young perspective.”
Also: this Thursday’s season-opener of 8 Out of 10 Cats will be a Big Brother special. The Channel 4 schedule says it features Charlie Brooker (amongst others) which we presume in this case means approx. 30 seconds of a much younger Charlie Brooker saying satisfyingly uncharitable things about reality tv famewhores whose identities you preemptively forgot years ago.
it’s not possible for me to HNNNG any harder.