Preview – Have I Got News for You

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One of the big questions in the comedy world at the moment is whether we are experiencing a new satire boom?

Well, we do know that Ian Hislop’s Private Eye magazine is currently experiencing a boost in sales, but then again not every satirical venture in the UK has been successful (i.e. The Nightly Show, which finishes tonight). Hislop and Paul Merton return with the 53rd series of Britain most popular satirical show, and this week the guest host is Sir Patrick Stewart – who also becomes the second Star Trek star to present the show, as William Shatner previously hosted it back in 2012.

Also appearing tonight are Richard Osman and Labour MP Angela Eagle.

Have I Got News for You is on BBC One at 21.00.