Alan Partridge aside, though, it did feel a bit thin this year - sadly this is one of the very few outlets for sketch comedy left on television these days so it's a shame they didn't make more of it.
I don't think they've done proper sketches for many years. I always thought one of the best bits of the early Comic Relief were the sketch sequences when they just seemed to trawl TV Centre for anyone well known and get them in to perform:
Reminds me of how dictionary corner in Cats Do Countdown has somehow become really important because it's one of the only TV spots for circuit comedians who don't fit with Live at the Apollo. Comic Relief is a rare chance to do one-off sketches so I'm surprised there wasn't very much this year. It'd also for example be a great opportunity to do something like a special Taskmaster throughout the night with people who wouldn't be able to commit to a full series.
Yep, Cats Countdown is basically a variety show. It's not just Dictionary Corner, each 'contestant' gets to do a little turn too.
A 'Comic Relief does Taskmaster' would have been the perfect thing to do.
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