6 August 2006
I was there two years ago when they became the world's longest running live comedy show. Do you think they'd still be going if they weren't any good? They sell out each year, they provide a fast paced and fully packed hour of sketches, satire and musical comedy. John Prescott gets a great deal of attention this year, as does the other key failures in Blair's crumbling government. ITV news is lampooned in a couple of brilliant ways as too are Channel 4. A much better venue than last year, bigger too, but less use of props or costumes changes. This should be on TV as there really has been a dearth of decent satirical sketch comedy since ... Spitting Image? Four stars out of five and a continuation of my on-going "see them every year" award.