Seann Walsh World
Tue Jul 16, 10-10.30pm, Comedy Central
Tue Jul 9 2013
Time Out Ratings<strong>Rating: </strong>3/5
Series one, episode one
Video of a man having his hand being bitten by a big fish. Phone footage of a condom being blown up really big. A squirrel being filmed as it jumps out of a tall window. 'Wacky' viral clips such as these are the backbone of this new outing from Comedy Central. Having done stints Mocking the Week, Enlivening the Apollo and spreading Russell Howard's Good News, stand-up merchant Seann Walsh introduces you to his world in this, the first of a new 13-part series.
There's just one snag – his world looks alarmingly like 'You've Been Framed'. Sure, the subject matter is a little more risqué than the cutesy ITV staple, but the 'clip-gag-clip-gag' formula is inescapably post-Beadle. There's the odd sketch thrown in (oldies will recall Bob Mills doing broadly the same schtick on late-night ITV years ago) but they hardly dent the familiar rat-a-tat-tat rhythm of the show. As a post-pub banter buffet, it's a safe and reliable choice. Just don't expect garnish.
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