Sunday, October 14, 2007

That's not funny

So the British Comedy Awards won't be screened this year due to an ongoing 'phone in' scandal report due on last year's show?


So a whole bunch of talented, dedicated people miss out on their day in the sun because the untalented suits screwed up yet again? The ones whose main dedication is to preserving their jobs at all costs? Because that can be the only purpose in cancelling the show.

So there was some kind of phone in scandal last year? So what? Don't have a phone in. Problem solved.

Do they really think the vast majority of the audience gives a toss? They tune in to see Jonothan Ross rip the piss out of people and view some great comedy clips. Well.....maybe not great clips this year given the output. I doubt if any of the current crop will go down as vintage.
But that's not the point.
This is the show that gave us Julian Clary talking about getting fisted by Norman Lamont and a clearly drunk or drugged Michael Barrymore destroying the set!

But because a few rubes phoned in after the winner of some ''peoples choice'' category was already chosen the show gets yanked.

This has got nothing to do with integrity or ethics and everything to do with timing. The report is due soon, and ITV would like to bury it along with the show. This year! Next year is a whole 'nuther ball game.

But as far as they are concerned, screw the audience and screw the talent. Plus ca change......

Wouldn't it be great to have someone with some balls in there making these decisions. Just once.


Jaded and Cynical said...

What, another scandal?

If UK broadcasters were running a restaurant, health inspectors would have shut it down by now.

Twelve months ago I thought the problem with TV in this country was just a lack of resources, but it's obviously something much deeper than that.

Still, if they cancel the awards show, we'll all forget what happened and no one will have to take responsibility. Couldn't have that.

As for comedy on TV, can you think of a single homegrown show this year that you'd go out of your way to watch?

Oli said...

To (less eloquently) agree: it's bollocks, isn't it?