A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.
Just finished watching the 2nd series of this show and thought it was as good as the first.
Essentially, a 'celebrity' - invariably a comedian - chooses a handful of their favourite and worst moments from their TV memories. The clips vary from from the well-known to obscure.
Sean Lock is a great host and always makes me laugh - I just wish he'd write more sitcoms because 15 Storey's High was superb. He also has a superb rapport with the guests and you get the impression that he's mates with most, if not all, of them. It's Lock's quick wit that means the show is not entirely dependent on the quality of the guests, although they do help, obviously.
Whereas the best guest in Series 1 (in my opinion) was Johnny Vaughan - his rant on the motorbike gang member who works leather literally had me in tears - I thought the Series 2 highlight was Lee Mack. The piece with Rod Hull and emu was just superb.
Jack Dee, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Omid Dialili and Ronni Ancona were the other guests and all had their moments - particularly Jack Dee and Alan Carr. Was a little disappointed with Jimmy Carr though, who is usually very very funny.
I'd like to see Russell Brand and Eddie Izzard on future shows - would make for superb viewing.
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