TV The Front Bar (2020)

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JohnZ

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Not sure Andy Lee is going to add much.
I suspect he maybe was brought on to do some pre-recorded stuff with players etc (hence why he was at the bar tonight as a once off), but with Covid things have had to change...
 

savagelunchbox

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Not a bad effort without a crowd.

Andy Lee is like Dave Hughes and/or Lehmo on the Footy Show. Big name comedian whose comedy doesn't suit the show they're on. It's amazing how under appreciated Trevor Marmalade was as the Footy Show comedian. You wouldn't go see a solo Trevor show, but there wasn't a better suited comedian to the show.

Andy Maher's fake laughing was very cringy tonight without the crowd there to drown it out.
 

spike101

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Not a bad effort without a crowd.

Andy Lee is like Dave Hughes and/or Lehmo on the Footy Show. Big name comedian whose comedy doesn't suit the show they're on. It's amazing how under appreciated Trevor Marmalade was as the Footy Show comedian. You wouldn't go see a solo Trevor show, but there wasn't a better suited comedian to the show.

Andy Maher's fake laughing was very cringy tonight without the crowd there to drown it out.
How does Maher get so many gigs, is it because it is cheaper for the stations to get him employed over the year than it is to get, for example three dimwits for 4 months each
 

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Rod Stroker

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I watched the first ep this year on youtube, it just felt weak without a live studio audience, gags fell flat. And Andy Lee didn't do much for me. Certainly feels like a downgrade on Fitzy.
 

savagelunchbox

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You got to give credit where it's due. They're doing a good job under the circumstances.

Compare it with a Footy Classified where they're talking about non issues as if they're significant.

It's the same as the US talk shows, if you watch them on segments on YouTube. They're just flat and weak without the audience.
 

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^ I agree. My guess is that they don't wanna hurt their 'brand' by having shows that fall relatively flat with no laughing audience. And having the retro guest (Crackers) out of the studio was a bit of a flop with the farked up timing and no laughing.
 
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