Saturday, 5 November 2016

Have I Got Nigel Farage Jokes For You

This week's Have I Got News For You, hosted by Victoria Coren (above, as if you didn't already know), pursued most of the usual BBC satiric targets - pro-Brexit politicians, Tories, Nigel Farage, Trump, Putin, Michael Gove, David Cameron (briefly), the Royal Family and Nigel Farage again. Oh, and Simon Cowell. 

Still, it wasn't all right-wingers for once. There was one Corbyn joke (about him being a cyclist who doesn't take performance-enhancing drugs) and an entire (though not very long) section on Keith Vaz that saw the Tory patsy, Tim Loughton, actually get a proper laugh from the usual BBC audience. And, doing his duty (which happens ever more rarely on HIGNFY) Ian Hislop actually did a very-rare-for-the-BBC 'balancing' rant against Hillary Clinton. 

Here's one of the more typical bits, quoted because it contains a couple of well-crafted jokes:
This is the news that the American people could be about to elect the worst president in US history. Or a worse one. 
Despite Trump's claims, not all of the media is against him. One paper has already endorsed him on their front page with the headline Make America Great Again. That's from The Crusader, the in-house newspaper of the Ku Klux Klan. 
Before you jump to conclusions, it's not all racial hatred. It's got lifestyle items with tips on sewing and basic woodwork.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely disgraceful. Toffy nosed idiots quaffing at serious matters because it would never effect them because there well off. Where are the real people with valid opinions???