taversham: (andi/campi pants)
( 1 May 2014 17:37)
I'm really not well enough informed about the Duke lacrosse team incident thing so maybe I'm misjudging this entirely, but in William Cohan's interview on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart sounds like such a dick.

Tenuously related (...well, news satire is news satire is news satire) I've been listening to a lot of old News Quiz episodes lately. I like Sandi as host, and I like Simon too, but really, next to Barry there's no comparison for me. He's just so giggly and perfect. Here's one clip from a 1990 ep about a tortoise inheriting loads of money which demonstrates his perfectness and giggliness:

Also featured: Ian Hislop with a cute gag, Clive Anderson being Clive Anderson, Bill Tidy being on radio, and Alan Coren being alive. But mainly featuring Barry being cute and corpsing.
The snail in Shropshire...the wheels...I love him.

Now I have a busy evening ahead of me, making sure I've heard all of the Eurovision entries. Only 5 days until the first semi-final!



ETA 2:
That "unfff" was not necessarily a comment on the new shirts, just my automatic reaction to seeing Bargi's nipples.
The Day of the Doctor spoilers )

Relatedly, I watched the episode of The Graham Norton Show with Robbie Williams (with boyfriend Olly Murs), Jimmy Carr, Emma Thompson and David and Matt. (If ever there was two episodes-worth of guests on one show, it was this one.) I forget how much I like Graham Norton's whole style and format, I need to make an effort to watch it regularly not just when it has guests I like. I wish Robbie Williams wouldn't speak though. I love his music, I love him when he performs, he's so charismatic and brilliant and everything. And then he starts talking and I'm like *sigh*, because it's like all the charm evaporates and he's just a bit of an idiot. His Norwegian fan was adorable though, and he and Olly were cute when they performed.

Speaking of cute: DAVID AND MATT DAVID AND MATT DAVID AND MATT. They came out holding hands, and then Matt was all curious about David's hair, and they both liked each others TARDISes, and then the Matt lookalike made David be all *omg wow* while Matt was *omg scared*, and then "Did I sign your arm at Comic Con?!?". And I have so much love for David knowing and explaining, you know, how Doctor Who works to Graham and Jimmy who clearly had no idea.

But also also also, light of my life Emma Thompson was there. How is she so brilliant? And funny, and clever, and charming, and beautiful, and wonderful. I also watched straight after the episode of The Daily Show that she's on because, idk if I've posted about this before (I probably have), but it's so adorable to watch Jon Stewart basically fall in love with her on screen. At the beginning of the interview he's kind of like "meh, lady from some movie about a nanny", and by the end he's "ilu <3_<3". (ETA: You can watch the interview here (depending on which country you're in).)
~incoherent rambling alert~

I hate it when correspondents leave The Daily Show. I know this isn't true, but in my head they all live in one little house together like a family, or The Goodies, or a boyband, or the Top Gear presenters, or a football team, or the cabinet. And when one leaves it's like...that bubble is burst. And I don't like change, and it changes everything. Not irreparably, but still. I miss Ed. I miss Rob (C). And Rob (R). And Wyatt. And Steve. And Nate. And even Olivia a little bit. Though not Josh really, tbh. I digress.

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But even with that irrationality and my somewhat tenuous grasp on reality taken into account John Oliver leaving makes me especially sad. Maybe it's because he's British and I'm British, or because he wears glasses and I wear glasses, or because I ship John/Jon like burning...whatever the reason, I'm always so happy to see him on the show. I thought over the summer it might be awful and not work without Jon, but John made it work, and I know he's sort of earnt more now, and that it might have been a bit much for Comedy Central to have an hour and a half of fake news every night, and it's great that HBO have given him this opportunity, and it's amazing how far he's come since being an occasional panellist on Mock The Week over here with a bit part in Green Wing, and I really hope it goes well for him, I do.

Nevertheless...it still makes me very sad that he's leaving.

(Also I just shouldn't have OTPs in this fandom. They never last. ...Except Stephen/Paul of course. That's forever.)
taversham: (thorsten yay)
( 6 Sep 2013 13:49)
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Also, I know this is three days late, but really all of The Daily Show should be like this
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