A daft review

17 Mar

Thanks to John Band, who pointed me in the direction of this review of last night’s Stuart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.

The reviewer, one Sally McIlhone, contends that Lee’s “intellectual elitism” is pompous, and goes on to make the astonishing claim that Chris Moyles (and Jeremy Clarkson) are “immeasurably funnier than Lee”.

Seriously? People who make claims like that shouldn’t be allowed opinions. It’s beyond ignorant. Next she’ll be telling us that David Beckham’s smarter than Gail Trimble, and that Brooke Burke is nowhere near as hot as Jo Brand.

It’s about time, considering the absolute dog-spunk we’re usually fed on our TV screens, that somebody actually commissioned a programme that picks holes in the fabulously ridiculous circle-jerk that is our contemporary media. Lee’s right, most of the celeb books are complete tat, and the people who buy them are morons. And it’s about time someone said it.

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10 Responses to “A daft review”

  1. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com March 17, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Jo Brand is well hotter than Brooke Burke! You have no taste!

  2. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com March 17, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Jo Brand is well hotter than Brooke Burke! You have no taste!

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    Now I think if we put your theory to the vote, you’ll find Burke is the winner…

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    Now I think if we put your theory to the vote, you’ll find Burke is the winner…

  5. andrew@skuds.co.uk March 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    I got a bit bemused during the bit about “seeing rap singers on the top of the pops” which went on too long and didn’t deliver the killer pay-off that the build-up demanded.Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  6. andrew@skuds.co.uk March 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    I got a bit bemused during the bit about “seeing rap singers on the top of the pops” which went on too long and didn’t deliver the killer pay-off that the build-up demanded.Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  7. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 17, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    Yeah, the rap singer bit was either unfunny, or it went over my head. The rest of it was class.

  8. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 17, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    Yeah, the rap singer bit was either unfunny, or it went over my head. The rest of it was class.

  9. magicskyman@hotmail.com March 18, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    That comment thread is truly life-affirming.This must be why shite journalists like Sally McIlhone hate the internet so much, because they have no hiding place left.Think I’ll be having a good day now, what with having woken up to this 🙂

  10. magicskyman@hotmail.com March 18, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    That comment thread is truly life-affirming.This must be why shite journalists like Sally McIlhone hate the internet so much, because they have no hiding place left.Think I’ll be having a good day now, what with having woken up to this 🙂

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