Thursday, 25 April 2013

MSN TV: Channel 4's 10 O'CLOCK LIVE


Today over at MSN TV: my review of Channel 4's satirical comedy 10 O'CLOCK LIVE, presented by Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell and Lauren Laverne.
It's considered to be the UK's answers to America's The Daily Show; or rather it aspires to be, but falls short of the target. 10 O'Clock Live launched in 2011 to widespread derision, and yet the formula's barely changed in the two years since - beyond the loss of segments like David Mitchell's one-on-one political interviews. However, I personally don't think 10 O'Clock Live's that bad when you consider the horrendousness of its forbearers. Who remember's Tonightly with Jason Manford? Now that was painful. It helps that this show's four presenters are funny people in their respective jobs, although there's a continuing problem with Lauren Laverne; she doesn't really fit.

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