Wasn’t this weeks Now Show great. Oh I’m sorry you havn’t heard it yet. But I saw it being recorded tonight and got the full directors cut. The show takes about an hour to go through with a warm up before hand and retakes afterwards. They went through quite a few of the audience questions, many more than will be broadcast. Some of which were unbroadcastable.
Marcus Brigstocke was good on Sorryeverybody.com and the Bush presidency in general, but there was one line about the website having more hits than [celebrity's name]‘s wife, which may get cut for legal reasons. The audience didn’t get that he was calling [celebrity's name] a wifebeater anyway.
Last week was the last episode of The Now Show, well at least until April.
It can be heard at the above link until 12:30 tomorrow.
Particularly controversial was Marcus Brigstocke‘s routine, at least according to Radio 4′s Feedback. Marcus has a 1 year old son, and his routine was a commentary on the dilemmas he is facing over the MMR jab. Many of the feedback comments seemed to me to come from people who hadn’t listened to the sketch.
One point seemed to me to be that he was making fun out of those who based arguments on emotion rather than science. If indeed he was I would applaud him, as I belive such emotive types deserve derision. However, to my ears, the piece was actually more balanced towards such people than was strictly necessary. But Marcus is right to take the line he has, he has children and I don’t, so I can easily argue in a more detached way.
Other comment on MMR scaremongering in the media can be read at Black Triangle.