Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »
A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.
"Would I Lie to You" is an insanely funny British panel show that will have you laughing out loud every episode.
It stars Rob Brydon as host and David Mitchell and Lee Mack as team captains who are joined by two contestants each, either comedians or other TV personalities.
The contestants have to read out a statement they've never seen before and the opposing team has to decide if they're lying or telling the truth. There also comes a guest to the show and each member of one team claims to know him and the opposing team has to decide which one has the genuine connection to the guest.
While the show's format alone makes it funny, it's Rob, David and Lee that really make the show: David and Lee work very well together as their TV personalities are in contrast and their banter is just hilarious. David shines with his rants and his dry, pedantic logic while Lee is incredibly witty and imaginative. Rob is effortlessly charismatic, acting either as mediator, instigator or participant depending on what the situation demands.
What makes the show so great is the fact that while it may be fun to guess if the stories are the truth or a lie, a large enjoyment stems from the stories themselves: they're often so interesting and funny that their facticity becomes a side issue.
This - of course - depends on the contestants. Some are more skilled than others at telling stories in a funny and engaging way, though generally comedians are better at this.
Kevin Bridge's horse story is mostly regarded as the most funny story, followed by the stories of Bob Mortimer, Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert and Henning Wehn.
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