Mock the Week

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 21 Seasons
  • 7.8  (8,556)

Mock the Week is a British television show that aired from 2005 to 2022. The show initially aired on the BBC before moving to the streaming service, BritBox. The show is a satirical take on the weekly news, with comedians competing to come up with the funniest and most absurd responses to current events.

Led by host, Dara Ó Briain, the show features a regular panel of comics including Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, and occasional appearances from other comedians. Each episode begins with a short stand-up performance from one of the panelists or a guest comedian, setting the tone for the show's humor. The rest of the show features a series of games and challenges, with the panelists faced with coming up with witty responses and one-liners based on recent news stories.

One of the show's most popular segments is 'Scenes We'd Like To See', where the panelists are given a set-up for a joke and must come up with the funniest possible response. These scenes can range from mundane scenarios to bizarre hypothetical situations, but the panelists must be quick-witted and creative in their responses.

Another regular challenge is 'Headliners', where the comics are shown a news headline with the final word missing, and must come up with a witty alternative ending. This challenge tests the panelist's ability to think quickly and find the humor in even the most serious of news stories.

Other segments on the show include 'If this is the answer, what is the question?' and 'Things you wouldn't hear...' where the panelists are given a category and must come up with ridiculous statements that fit the theme. The episodes often conclude with a quick-fire round where the panelists must come up with joke responses to quick-fire questions related to the week's news.

Mock the Week is known for its irreverent take on current events and its hilarious, bite-sized comedy. The show has been praised for its ability to find humor in even the most difficult of news stories and its ability to provide a much-needed comedic escape from the pressures of daily life. The comedic styles of each panelist are unique, with some relying on quick wit and puns, while others favor more extended comedic rants.

Overall, Mock the Week is a must-watch for anyone looking for some good laughs and a bit of lighthearted comedy. With a consistent roster of talented comedians and some of the most creative and innovative segments on television, the show is a testament to the enduring appeal of topical comedy. Whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer to the show, Mock the Week consistently delivers sharp humor and hilarious commentary on the news of the day.

Mock the Week is a series that is currently running and has 21 seasons (57 episodes). The series first aired on June 7, 2018.

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A Look Back, Part 1
6. A Look Back, Part 1
October 28, 2022
In the first of two special episodes commemorating the end of the long-running topical comedy series, a chance to see again some of the finest moments from the first half of its 17-year history.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 21, 2022
Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis look back at the week's news for the very last time in the company of Angela Barnes, Alasdair Beckett-King, Rhys James, Zoe Lyons and Ahir Shah.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 14, 2022
Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis try and recollect the last seven days with guests Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne, Sean McLoughlin, Glenn Moore and Jen Brister.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 7, 2022
Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis try and recollect the last seven days with guests Angela Barnes, Rhys James, Laura Lexx, Glenn Moore and Ahir Shah.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 30, 2022
Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis look back at some of the news of the week with guests James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne and Nish Kumar.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 23, 2022
Joining mainstays Dara O'Briain and Hugh Dennis are show stalwarts Angela Barnes and Rhys James. Comedian and 'knight errant' Alasdair Beckett-King and comedian, actress and virologist Ria Lina will both be making their fourth appearance on the series and there will be a debut for Josh Pugh, fresh from his Edinburgh Comedy Awards nomination.
Where to Watch Mock the Week
Mock the Week is available for streaming on the BritBox website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mock the Week on demand at Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    June 7, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (8,556)