I look forward to 'The British Comedy Awards' each year because it provides me with an excellent excuse to go out for the evening. This annual jamboree has got it all; talentless, big headed 'comedians' winning awards despite their shows being absolute rubbish; incoherent, rambling 'thank you' speeches; endless close-ups of grinning nobodies in tuxedos, obnoxious behaviour from Jonathan Ross ( his belittling of Rod Hull was inexcusable ) was and, of course, loads of swearing. Wa-hay, lads! Why do these people still think swear words have any shock value left? I wasn't offended by Julian Clary's 'fisting' comment because it was mild compared to what you normally hear at this non-event. Worse, the occasion lends a veneer of respectability to the most appalling shows. Dare to venture a mildly derogatory comment about, say, 'Little Britain' and you'll get the reply: "How come it won a 'Comedy Award' then?". I would love to know the criteria used to pick the winners. It would seem that the awards are handed out on the basis of how much publicity the winner's private life has attracted. Which explains why Michael Barrymore was so successful for so long. And as for 'Mr.Blobby' winning an award, well it speaks for itself, doesn't it?
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