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.
This Waterloo Road fish and chip shop has been around for years - half a century, in fact. It's very much a traditional chippie, with a look that suggests not a lot has changed here since it opened back in 1964. There is one notable recent aesthetic adornment, though - a photo of John Prescott picking up a take away. If that's not a ringing endorsement we don't know what is. The fish is fresh and not frozen, with the usual suspects fizzed in the fryer: cod, haddock, rock, plaice and scampi - plus the odd special. They're available alongside saveloys, sausages, pies, Southern-fried chicken, burgers, omelettes, kebabs, onion rings, mushy peas, gherkins and pickled onions. Diners certainly shouldn't want for choice. Apple pies, banana fritters, chocolate fudge cakes and banana splits make up a keenly priced dessert selection. Drinks are soft, with carbonated staples alongside teas, coffees, that kind of thing.
Venue says: “We support sustainable fishing!”