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"Balls of Steel" (2005)
UK / English
Neg Dupree (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Director: Dave Skinner
Producer: Philip Clarke,Hannah Dodson
Writer: Rob Colley,Andrew Dawson
tickled ribs and sore cheeks from crying-laughing
This show is a competition of comedians from England for the coveted "Balls of Steel" trophy wherein each contestant tries to outdo the others with audacious acts of insolence on an unsuspecting public. Think Candid Camera meets Jackass. This show will make you belly laugh until the tears stream down your face. Each character is distinctive in their acts and ultimately the spirit of the show is well meaning and innocent in a silly way. Hosted by Mark Dolan, each contestant comes on to a talk show sound stage to set up their act for a live audience and play their filmed clip to be voted on at the end of the show. It features practical jokes, ambush journalism and mind games that titillate the voyeur in all of us to the most hilarious degree.The sensibility is tamer than Jim Rose yet more sophisticated than Just For Laughs Gags, with each comedian adept to a media savvy, telegenic obsessed t.v world.For the risible, curmudgeon or dogmatic idealist, this show is funnier than anything I've seen.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Seen where:1
Storage device:TV-show
Imdb rating: 7.8
Running time: 38 min (6 episodes)
Audio tracks: Stereo [Swedish]
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:01:08