Originally Posted by Seabs
Nothin on Tash.
I'm Alan Partridge
Been watching it this week. Magnificent show. Easy YES.
I haven't watched it but if those who voted YES for it feel as though it deserves to be in the Comedy genre enough over Game/Panel Shows than I'm cool.
I'm Alan Partridge - YES
. Adore the show. May actually watch it again soon because it brought up some classic moments when I saw you praising it.
I'm torn on Whose Line. I mean I think it absolutely qualifies when you consider the criteria for what a great comedy is: great cast/performers, very smart and clever, topical as well as satirical and obviously improvisational. That being said its devised of numerous games that the performers have to act out, so in that respect it is far closer to a game/panel show than a TV 'comedy'.
Like I said I think its funnier than a lot of comedies that have been nominated here, but I have no complains whatsoever if you feel its better suited to a game/panel section.
I think you'd dig a lot of the show, especially the US version. I'd probably recommend you check out some stuff on youtube first and see if it clicks with you, but even if some of the improv comedy isn't to your liking you've got some great alternative forms of comedy: from the performers having regular insults/comebacks against Drew Carey and themselves, Ryan and Colin whenever they're in a scene together (Greatest Hits, Improbable Mission, Sound Effects, Infomercial, Hey You Down There), Worlds' Worst & Scenes from a Hat which feel more like Mock The Week games and give the performers a chance to show their one liners/situational comedy talents.
However if you only need to watch one scene/episode to know how good it can be. Youtube the Richard Simmons episode of the US version and try not to laugh in the Living Scenery game where he's a prop for Colin and Ryan.