The latest (at this writing) Chris Morris
TV series. Extremely dark and controversial, and of course, funny. Based partly on the radio show Blue Jam
. The kind of show that makes you realise that English TV is the best in the world
, when it wants to be. Or rather, English Comedy is the best in the world
. Regularly pilloried on viewer feedback program Right to Reply
(the last time by a greasy little student who kept saying "Did you
find that funny?" about bits that weren't supposed to be funny. Dumb fuck
A typical sketch? Well, there are no typical sketches as such, just dream-like chunks of disquieting surrealism submerged in ambient music and video effects. A lot of the imagery is rather memorable, for instance a trailer for one episode consisted of a piece of Police-style camcorder footage looking into an upstairs window of a house. Two men in y-fronts appear, holding revolvers. They squat down in a sprinter's starting pose, facing away from each other, and then simultaneously take aim and shoot each other up the arse. Now that's comedy.