They aren’t funny. The same sketch week after week, two old duffers, a civil servant, an interview on set about some semi-topical, cynical hypocrisy is highlighted and a canned laughter track is added. This might have been cutting edge satire in 1968, but the novelty has worn off. Abso-fucking-lutely dire.
Saturday night Mr & Mrs Fawkes were in and watching television, the usual 500 channels and nothing to of interest. Flicking through the channels Guido stopped at C4’s Bremner, Bird & Fortune. Political humour methinks, perhaps Guido should see how the masters do it. It was awful, Mrs Fawkes begged for a channel change. To be fair, Bremner’s gags and impersonations are fine, his Blair impersonation is now uncanny. But what is going on with Bird and Fortune? There is no punchline.