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BBC Comedy news [Mar. 31st, 2009|12:43 am]
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Not Going Out cancelled

Horne & Corden recommissioned

Yes. Well done there, the BBC. I mean, really, what the actual fuck?

[User Picture]From: frightened
2009-03-31 07:16 am (UTC)
Oh, for fuck's sake.

Dear Horne & Corden, YOU ARE NOT MITCHELL & WEBB. Get over it.
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[User Picture]From: the_roofdog
2009-03-31 08:37 am (UTC)
Horne & Corden must've benefitted from people tuning in who otherwise wouldn't just to see quite how bad it was.
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[User Picture]From: percyprune
2009-03-31 11:52 am (UTC)
What a strange decision. And this from the beeb, which usually nurtures comedy. (Though possibly a little too far in the case of 'My Family'.)
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[User Picture]From: pookee
2009-04-01 08:23 am (UTC)
To be fair, 'Not Going Out' has been a bit rubbish this series and probably has reached it's sell-by date. The only really funny bits have been all the ones that were stolen from either Lee Mack or Tim Vine's stand-up routines.

I've never even bothered with Horne & Corden, because I know I'm not the target audience, but after the success of 'Gavin & Stacey' surely they are considered to be 'big names' in a way that (much as I love him) Lee Mack and Tim Vine aren't.
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[User Picture]From: freya_bean
2009-04-01 09:31 am (UTC)
There's only so many fat and gay jokes you can have before it gets boring. The repetition of a joke or punchline only really works for Stewart Lee (and sometimes Richard Herring). It certainly doesn't work with fat and gay jokes.

I don't get the Horne and Corden thing. I hear Gavin and Stacy was hilarious. I guess I'm just not the target demographic. Must be too old and fuddy.
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