Some people might not be familiar with this show, so if you haven’t heard of it, it’s like 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, but without the letters and numbers.
The original 8 Out of 10 Cats has been away from our screens for some time now and many things have changed. For starters, it is now on More4, which you can’t help but feel is a bit of a demotion, especially given that Does Countdown is still on Channel 4. Also, while Jimmy Carr is still hosting, there are new team captains in the form of Rob Beckett and Aisling Bea, so they still have some decent regular talent.
The main problem with 8 Out of 10 Cats however, has always been the quality of guests. It is very rare you see an ideal line-up, as they usually tend to plonk someone from Channel 4 reality show that you don’t care about, when what you tend to want in a comedy show is comedians. Look at tonight’s guests: starts of well with Joe Wilkinson, then onto Jayde Adams who is more obscure but did win the 2014 Funny Women Award, but then they’ve also got Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and lastly Tattoo Fixers’ Paisley Billings (who I must confess, I have never heard of before). Not the best opening line-up.
8 Out of 10 Cats is on More4 at 22.00.