8 Out of 10 Cats

Ok guys, time to talk about my love for this show (which is not in any way actually about cats).

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Wikipedia describes the show as: “8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game produced by Zeppotron (a subsidiary of Endemol UK) forChannel 4.”

My description: “A freaking hilarious British panel show, where I don’t understand at least 50% of the jokes because I don’t live in the UK, but the other 50% that I do understand usually make me laugh so hard that I cry and I love Jon Richardson so it makes it all better.”

The host of the show is Jimmy Carr and the 2 team captains are Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.

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These 3 guys are like the gods of funny to me.

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So basically on the show the 2 teams have their captain and then 2 other people on the teams. The guests are usually comedians, B-list actors, TV personalities, or reality stars (sometimes they have sports players on as well). There are 3 parts of the show. The first part, “What Are You Talking About?”, the teams have to guess the most popular talking points in Britain. The second part, “Pick of the Polls”, is when the teams are shown 4 pictures and they pick one and answer the statistic or question that goes with the picture. The third part, “And the Winner Is”, is when the teams have kind of a free for all answer/guess part. At the end of the show the team with the most points wins.

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Some of my favorite European comedians are on the show.

David O’Doherty is an Irish comedian. My best friend and I will have entire conversations just quoting his material.

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Joe Wilkinson is about the creepiest looking comedian in the world. He looks like a pedo… But he is hilarious.

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Sarah Millican is who I want to be when I grow up. She is the funniest woman on the planet.

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But Jon Richardson is still my favorite.

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8 Out of 10 Cats is now doing Countdown shows. I’m American… So I had absolutely no idea what Countdown was. And I still haven’t even watched a regular episode of Countdown.

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I’ve only watched 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and I love it.

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They are given a set of letters and have to come up with words, whichever team has the longest word gets the points. They also have certain sets of numbers and have to used basic math skills to get to a designated number. I am terrible at doing the letters and the numbers. But it is a delight to watch these comedians try.

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Several of the same comedians guest star on it. And it is almost funnier than the actually 8 Out of 10 Cats show.

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This show is just one of the reasons that I would want to move to the UK. To watch it I have to rely on the kindness of strangers. And by kindness I mean them illegally uploading it onto YouTube. So thank-you guys! Keep ’em coming!

If you’ve never watched this show… Well, you just need to watch it.

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