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Even though I liked it, I have to admit it was a flop. But why did it fail?
Tags: comedy television
Hey, angry tory boy.
Now that 10 o'clock live has been accepted as a miserable failure, any chance that we can have The Daily Show back please?
I really enjoyed it. I do hope it comes back.
Cant wait to see you do better Helen - great constructive feedback. Let em guess, it isn't your job.
prawn-tot - I remember that moment when the audience applauded the beginning of a war. It was a bit creepy and David Mitchell made a point of saying that at the time. But I don't think an odd/slightly disturbing moment is a reason for the show not being live. To the contrary, a few more real, unscripted moments on telly would be good. It probably did have a slight liberal/left bias. But look at the right-wing bias on QT every single week. You get former Bullingdon Club man Dimbleby in the chair, two Government spokesman (libdem and Tory) and some pallid, straight from uni blairite labourite.
What was the point of Lauren Laverne on the show? I've seen more spontaneity in a carboard box.
I don't understand what C4 were playing at with 10 O'clock Live.
They were obviously trying to recreate the Daily Show, but they had already done the equivalent, in a highly successful way which launched a number of global comedy stars, in the late 1990s.
It was called the 11 O'clock Show, and if they'd examined their archive they'd see why it worked.
It wasn't loud brash and shouty, as 10 O'clock Live tried to be in a direct copy of the Daily Show, it was British. It worked.
Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She tweets @helenlewis