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"Happy Hour" (2007/I)
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well, the best chat show on earth (in my opinion), 14 February 2008
10/10

Pure British thinking. taking 3 celebrities and interviewing them in a mock-up pub. If your a fan of pub drinking, you'll know the best conversations happen in the pub, and this show uses that format and makes Excellent viewing.

Al Murray is a genius. Quick witted, drunk, and a surprising genius. All hail to the ale, and the show begins. i've been lucky enough to see the recording of show 2.6, and it was the most fun i have ever had. The show begins with Al doing some stand-up, speaking with the front row and talking about how great Britain is. This beginning shows Al's quick wit. He can instantly make a joke out of someones name, job or looks. but he does it without being too insulting.

The show then goes on to the guests. simple chat show questions, but Al is constantly insulting the celebrities. great to see your favourite undeserving idiot of a celebrity status (Limbit Opik, Cerys Matthews, Mark Bannerman) getting ripped on, on TV. but Al also has a laugh with the other deserving celebrities.

After two guests we get a musical interlude. Top bands. after that the final guest comes on. same format as above, then we get the obligatory queen number. the band comes on and sings a queen song of Al's choice. I was lucky enough to dance at the front to Hard-Fi being chosen out of the many people.

Overall, this show is pure genius, and i can confirm the second series has been commissioned for an extra 6 shows. i would recommend this show to ANYONE who would like entertainment at its highest.

thank you, AND please take your glasses back to the bar!!!! (warnings, do not watch if you are french, German, American, NOT English, if you where anoraks, like Duran Duran, hate queen, are a woman who isn't a nurse, secretary or housewife)