The Mash Report

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

You don’t find many reliably funny websites around but The Daily Mash is one of them. Typical headlines running as I write are “For sale: luxury Shard apartments representing everything wrong with the world” and “Wimbledon crowd cheers as Murray’s opponent mauled by bear.”

The idea of this new satirical show is to exploit the site’s skill at playful mock-news and combine it with stand-up Nish Kumar as a presenter to create “a lightning-quick, satirical and surreal news show”. Last year Kumar asked in an online video, “How, as a satirist, can you hurt politicians when we’ve moved beyond truth and fact?” Which is a fair question – and one he now has a diamond opportunity to answer.

Summary

Comedian Nish Kumar presents this satirical and surreal take on the week's news, with a team of correspondents keeping viewers up to date with everything that has happened - or not happened - this week.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Nish Kumar
Director Chris Howe
Executive Producer Chris Stott
Series Producer Mark Barrett