Quote from Andrew Newman, Channel 4 head of entertainment and comedy, from an article about the failure to recommission 'Tonightly', a topical weekly comedy series I'm ashamed to say I've never even heard of, let alone watched.
However, I do remember The 11 O'Clock Show, which was as big a pile of shit as ever was poured through a cathode ray tube. Really really poor, as generally acclaimed as such at the time, although weirdly, it seems to be having some kind of critical revision, due to 'launching the careers' of Sascha Baron-Cohen and Ricky Gervais, although I'm reasonably sure they'd have exactly the same level of success whether they'd been on it or not.
It's this weird notion of 'bloggers' as some kind of homogenous group that confuses me, as if 'bloggers' aren't actually a complete mish-mash of viewers, interested bystanders, professionals, and, I dunno, household pets, probably.
Still, I love the idea of 'embittered comedy bloggers' having the power to get shows cancelled. Most promising.
*makes a list*