Crunch the News - One4Review
one4review | On 10, Aug 2013
Crunch the News is a topical news show, which invites members of the panel to choose their favourite news story of the day for discussion. Panellists (and hosts) vary; the panel I saw had an MSP, a two comedians and a blogger/activist, besides the host.
The show has a really good concept, although the execution was a little lacking. Each individual contributor was good, with interesting points to make, but they didn’t work together as a whole particularly well – a hazard of being cutting edge and constantly changing. Interestingly, I though Patrick Harvey MSP dealt with the format best, and it was interesting to see a politician perform outside their own arena.
This show was most engaging when discussing the issues raised, rather than when trying rather too hard to find something funny in them.
Reviewed by Laura
Cabaret Voltaire, 12:05