Rose Matafeo and the death of comedy on the BBC

Have I Got News For You is a topical panel show which has been broadcast on BBC TV since 1990, 26 years ago. The team captains (with the odd break or two) have been the insufferably self-satisfied Ian Hislop, and Paul Merton, a once-talented comedian who seems ever more embarrassed with each show, presumably at how much money he’s earning in return for so little effort.

To say the programme is tired would be an understatement. Almost all BBC comedy is dead, or dying, because of the influence of feminists at the state broadcaster. Sandi Toxic is currently killing QI, only hatchet-faced BBC feminazis could ever have imagined she could replace Stephen Fry. BBC feminist executives and feminist ‘comedians’ are parasites, one and all.

I very seldom watch Have I Got News For You these days, but I watched tonight’s episode. The token female ‘comedian’ was a New Zealander, Rose Matafeo. If you can find even one significant contribution from her (humorous or otherwise) over the 30 minutes, please submit a comment saying what it was, and the time segment.

Thousands of British comedians could (and would) have made stronger contributions to the show, given the chance. Frankly, a Savoy cabbage would have contributed more comedic content than Ms Matafeo, and cost licence fee payers a great deal less.

BBC licence fee payers deserve better than this.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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16 Responses to Rose Matafeo and the death of comedy on the BBC

  1. prodev9281 says:

    I know it’s by Louis CK, who also said ‘There is no greater threat to women than men’ when the majority of women live longer than men and men certainly are not a significant cause of death! But we’ve all spouted the odd goof now and then and he’s trying to make people laugh.

  2. nrjnigel says:

    The only solution is to join the campaign to end the licence fee. Then the content would simply have to reflect audience. It is beyond me how anyone can think of any reason that a broadcaster funded from a tax is a sensible idea now.

  3. Colin says:

    26 minutes in, in response to the blanked out magazine snippet” ____ is 2016’s most bizarre beauty trend” she said “high self-esteem.”

    It wasn’t very funny, nose puff at best, but if it was about the wave of body positivity in the media then at least it was vaguely anti-feminist.

    • Thanks Colin, I wasn’t expecting anyone to rise to this challenge! Her response wasn’t funny, let alone not ‘very funny’, and I struggle to see anything ‘vaguely anti-feminist’ about it. Could you please explain your thinking? Thanks.

      • Colin says:

        Sure,

        The body positivity movement is, as far as I know, a product of third wave social justice warrior driven feminism – the kind that is popular on youtube and the like.

        Think people latching on to every conceivable act of sexism and using it to show the world how great they are.

        One of the causes, body positivity, is all about how the dreaded patriarchy has decided that only certain kinds of women are beautiful, and the rest are being discriminated against.

        So to counter, they run around saying that they are beautiful, regardless of how much people disagree (to put it politely)

        Their beauty is, in effect, 100% self esteem.

      • So they’re defining ugliness as beauty? You write, ‘Their beauty is, in effect, self esteem’. Do you mean, ‘Their beauty is, in effect, delusional’? Either way, where is the humour in this?

      • Colin says:

        Yes, they are trying to redefine what most people would call ugly as beautiful.

        Humour wise, I felt she was mocking the body positivity crowd by saying that self esteem as a beauty trend was bizarre, I am assuming because it’s not proven to have been terribly effective.

        Still, it was not worth having her on just for that one glimmer of a joke.

    • cheannaich says:

      In reply to the body positive guff, please watch Milo. He does a very good dissection of it. Tells them they are fat, ugly, prone to high blood pressure and diabetes and certainly never attractive (even to a Manatee, if I recall correctly)

  4. She lists Lena Dunham and Tina Fey among her influences. So I know she’s not funny and a feminut without even watching her show. She has the typical feminist garb ….. dress sense from the early 20th century and the specs.

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