Have I Got News For You
Friday, 14 October 2011
Just to let you know that I’m on it tonight (9pm, BBC One - extended version this Sunday at 10.25pm, BBC One), on Ian’s team, with Jo Brand hosting and Graham Linehan as Paul’s guest. I’ve just got back from the recording (note, I’m posting this late on Thursday, not 9am on Friday. I didn’t get home at dawn. Even Ian Hislop doesn’t drink that much).
Where was I? Oh yes, just got back from the recording and it seemed to go fine. I said lots of things, anyway - some funny, some not - so I’m in the hands of the editors now. But whatever I was like, I think it will be an enjoyable show because the others were brilliant. I spent most of it laughing. Jo Brand was just incredibly good in the host’s role; one of her jokes made me laugh so much that I was literally in tears, and suspect I may spend the closing minutes of the show with eye makeup running down my face. In the mirror afterwards, I looked like I’d been in a fight.
I hope they leave that joke in. It’s a very English sort of double-entendre: as innocent as could be on the surface, but Jo made it sound utterly filthy.
Hope you enjoy the programme if you watch, and that I don’t disgrace myself too much. And I’m sorry to bump the post below this down the list: if you’d like free tickets to my Radio 4 comedy show Heresy, they are still available, via the links in the previous blog post.