Eight days ago I was interviewed by the American “comedian” Desiree Burch for almost two hours, for her slot on the BBC2 TV series The Mash Report. Even by BBC standards the show, fronted by male feminist “comedian” Nish Kumar, 32, is woefully unfunny. At the best of times Kumar is as funny as a broken leg, but he’s reliably feminist-supportive and PC, so he gets plenty of work at the BBC.
Burch’s section of the show is over 15:26 – 23:12, on iPlayer, here, for people with BBC licences. Kumar and Burch are on the offensive from the outset, as you’d expect.
The interview took place on a very cold day in the unheated Bush Hall in West London. Ms Burch suffered with the low temperature more than myself.
In their efforts to edit a hit piece from almost two hours of footage, in which the conversation ranged over a wide variety of important issues, the BBC managed to put together a piece barely three minutes long, which we’ve just posted on our YouTube channel – here. We thank Zeppotron Ltd., the production company behind the show, for copyright clearance. Please post any comments you might have there, rather than here. Thanks.
Zeppotron also make what I consider one of the funniest shows on TV for many years – 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, for Channel 4. As on Countdown, Rachel Riley (below) “does the numbers”. There should be more mathematicians like Rachel Riley.