When it comes to comedy series, the British are masters at the unique and odd ball style that was made very famous by Monty Python. Even before Python though they had their own unique way of entertaining the masses. In more recent memory comedians like Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate, and the Little Britain guys have flown the flag of the wacky British sensibilities, but a new name, Kevin Bishop, was brought to my attention recently.
The Kevin Bishop Show came out in 2008 and although I had never heard of him or the show until recently, when I had a chance to check out the first season I already had a preconceived idea of the type of comedy this would be and hoped it would be as good as those comedies that came before it.
I wasn’t disappointed when the show started off with a madcap style reminiscent of previous British comedians, but what was instantly evident was the way in which the show was put together. The format of it being someone channel surfing through a digital TV system, showing skits ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes long, was a breath of fresh air while at the same time feeling a bit like the USA clay animation comedy show Robot Chicken.
Kevin Bishop himself is clearly a master of impressions as he must have pulled off 30-40 different ones throughout the show ranging from famous British celebrities to just normal people. With a great cast of supporting actors around him this made for a great show and I’m sure there will be more seasons to come.
8 out of 10 from me!!!