I thought I might tell you about this new TV show I’m involved in. I believe some people who read the blog are interested in that sort of thing. I’ve mentioned it briefly before, but I think I’m now allowed to give some more details.
It’s called The Mad Bad Ad Show. It is all about advertising. Me and Micky Flanagan are team captains. We answer questions about ‘classic’ adverts in a panel show style, and then have to create our own advert for a made-up product. So it’s a bit like a mixture of a quiz show and The Apprentice.
We did a pilot and – well, you know how negative I always am – but it was pretty good actually, and now it is going to be a whole series. It’s on Channel 4, probably on Sunday nights, beginning in mid-November. I’ve been filming bits and pieces for it the past couple of days, and I’m optimistic it is going to be entertaining fare. I don’t think it will be too much like one of these panel shows where it’s all fighty and I get depressed. It’s going to be something a bit different. In a good way. Not in the way that show where John Barrowman sings songs to deserving people is ‘something a bit different’.
So with that and the Live At The Apollo business, you will have ample chance to see my pallid face on your television screens throughout November. And obviously, if you fancy coming to watch the recordings and whooping a little bit when I shamble out and sit down at the start, that would be more than welcome.
There you go. I wouldn’t want you to think I am sitting on my arse not doing anything. Although there’s never been a recorded case of that happening, actually.