Stuff I Watched: Show Me The Funny – Week 6
August 22, 2011 Leave a comment
The five remaining comics had to play in Blackpool. Blackpool. Home of pissed up Glaswegians. Only three would make it through to the live final. The other two wouldn’t.
For the first time in the series we got to actually hear something about the acts and how they were feeling, instead of focusing on meaningless tasks. We were then straight into the show. There was no meaningless task at all. It begged the question why they would make the format change at such a late stage? Each performer had a 10 minute set in front of a Blackpool crowd and guest judges Cannon and Ball. Yes, THE Cannon and Ball. Rock on, Tommy.
This week we actually got to see much more of the sets – another last minute, positive format change. I wonder if the programme makers realised that we were five weeks in and still didn’t know what the comedians’ acts were actually all about. That’s not a great place to be when you’re going to try and flog a DVD and tour on the back of the series.
The acts all seemed to do relatively well on the night, which made for a refreshing change.
So to the judging. Pat went through and Ellie went home. I think experience was the deciding factor for both comedians. Dan went though next, before Tiff secured the final spot.
Such is the nature of the programme that I have no idea who will win. Next stop is the live final at the Hammersmith Apollo. I’ll be there. I’ll be intrigued. See you Thursday.