Have I Got News For You (BBC TV Recordings): ITV Studios, Southbank, London, 2002 – 2006
Private Eye Live: National Theatre, London, 2013
Ian Hislop is famously one of two regular team captains (the other is comedian Paul Merton) on the long-running TV comedy series Have I Got News for You. I have been very fortunate to have been in the audience for a number of these recordings. Hislop is always quick witted, intelligent in his thinking and a perfect foil for Merton’s free-thinking views.
Hislop is also the editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye. I attended Private Eye Live at the National Theatre in 2013. The show featured a star-studded cast of Harry Enfield, John Sessions, Lewis McLeod and Jan Ravens and was fronted by Hislop. It took a mocking swipe lampooning the year’s news and has become a very popular regular yearly fixture every December at the theatre.