What do we think of Britain's Big Three chatshow hosts?
Norton, Carr and Ross to name names.
I must admit that I watch all three and enjoy them immensely. This could be something to do with the 14.5% pinotage I’m normally drinking whilst viewing.
I like the hosts and the formats and they have some really good guests on there these days.
Alan Carr’s drinks globe cracks me up!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Graham Norton can be brilliant when he lets the brakes off a bit… Though he seems to play it a bit safer these days. Christopher Lambert swordfighting with a dildo was pretty memorable… His guys seem to have the gift of picking compatible guests too, quite often he’s just sitting there letting them spark off each other, nice that he doesn’t feel like he has to be the star.
Cannot stand Alan Carr but that’s OK, maybe he wouldn’t like me either.Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I can’t really be arsed with chat shows either.
If you like a good interview/conversation, but don’t like the emptiness of chat show pluggoramas, check out the Marc Maron podcast, “WTF”.
Hour long conversations, rather than: “Are you like your character in the new film? Let’s see a clip.” Enough time to get into some stuff and really learn about people. Guests are largely comics and musicians: Mel Brooks, Robin Wiliams, Dylan Moran, Stewart Lee, John Cale, Iggy Pop to name a few (6). He’s a great conversationalist; interested and interesting. Last 50 are free, $4.99 is well spent for access to all 400+Posted 4 years agokonabunnyMember
Nedrapier – YES! Ben. Listening god 2-3 years now. Marc Maron is great. Those who don’t know him will find it easiest to get into if they start with a live show or with a show with someone who they already like. It’s a slow burn. The Cribbins one that just came out is excellent but challenging.Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
What happened to a proper journo like Parky interviewing people and doing so with skill and judgement rather than second rate stand up comedians finding something else to do?
Carr – crapPosted 4 years ago
Ross – last credible in the 80s
Norton – barely tolerable
Morgan – complete arsebrakesMember
I used to like Ross, not sure what changed to make him so bad.
Used to like Norton when he was more of a late night potty mouth and when his act was fresh, now he’s annoying.
never liked Carr, his persona just makes my teeth itch.
the guests are always the same people, the shows try to be funny – they don’t need to be all the time.
bring back Wogan and Parky, and even Ross when he at least tried to ask some serious questions.Posted 4 years agobutcherMember
Used to watch Graham Norton when he was first on TV, must be many years ago now. Not really watched it for years, maybe it got stale, maybe I forgot. I don’t really have any interest in watching it any more either way.
Jonathan Ross is a good chat show host, but I think he’s a bell end to be honest, a bit like Chris Moyles. Their humour looks down on people.
Alan Carr I have never watched. He has an annoying voice.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
There’s a thousand things I’d rather be doing, up to and including watching grass grow, rather than watch any chat show/reality TV show/celebrity product placement show.Posted 4 years ago
And Piers Morgan? Vile, self-important little shit! Nothing could make me watch anything with him involved.
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