Post by Jane Vernon
I listened to Friday's episode with my Sunday breakfast; I usually
listen to the Friday evening comedy at this time.
I was very disappointed. It seems to be being pushed as a women-only
comedy programme. It only delivered on one of the two points, I'm
What do otherrats think?
Sadly, I agree. One or two amusing moments, but generally it was thin,
not very original material and the presentation was pretty clunky. It
may find its feet after a programme or two, I suppose, but I'm not all
It reminds me a little of things like that TV series The Real McCoy in
the 90s, featuring black and Asian comedians, and a radio series The
Right Time, featuring older comedians. Both had their moments, but
really weren't very funny most of the time. I'm all for encouraging and
giving more of a platform to groups who are under-represented in comedy,
but it does no good, IMO, to try to promote minority talent (or whatever
the phrase is) with inferior programmes. It's just embarrassing, and if
anything it sets the cause back. Goodness Gracious Me didn't make a big
thing about Promoting Asian Talent; it just was what it was - and it was
I'd rather see more of the many excellent female comedians appearing on
established panel shows, giving a better gender balance than we usually
see at the moment, than things like F in News.
Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)