QI News

QI News

infobox television |Lop
show_name = QI News

format = Comedy
runtime = 5 minutes
creator = Justin Gayner
Robert Meakin
John Lloyd
starring = Glenn Wrage
Katherine Jakeways
Robert Meakin
Alexander McConnell (Voice only)
country = flagicon|UK United Kingdom
network = ComedyBox.tv
first_aired = 17 September 2007
last_aired = present
num_episodes = 4
website = http://www.comedybox.tv/show-qi|

"QI News" is an internet television show produced by "Quite Interesting Limited", the same company which produces the British panel game "QI". It is broadcast on ComedyBox.tv. [cite web|url=http://www.comedybox.tv/show-qi|title=QI News|publisher=ComedyBox.tv|language=English|accessdate=2007-09-21] It is a mock news programme, which instead of broadcasting news stories, broadcasts "quite interesting" stories. Other than the stories, the show also plays on the characters in it, mainly the two news readers.cite episode | url = http://www.comedybox.tv/show-qi-10193 | title = Episode 1 | series = QI News | airdate = 2007-09-17 | number = 1 ]


"QI News" is a five-minute long show which reports "quite interesting" things from around the world. It is presented by two newsreaders, brash American Bob Squire (Glenn Wrage) and female Cambridge British co-anchor Sophie Langton (Katherine Jakeways). Other contributions are sometimes provided by correspondent Graham Prince (Robert Meakin). Off-screen, the Producer (Voice of Alexander McConnell) tries to keep Squire and Langton in order.

Each programme ends with one of the characters mentioning a final fact. The other will say, "Is that news?" to which the first responds, "It's news to me." As the credits roll, a disclaimer appears which reads, "All the information in this programme is believed to be true," followed by humorous comments swearing that it is true.


The script for "QI News" is written by Meakin and Justin Gayner. The research for the show is carried out by "QI's" "Question Wranglers", John Mitchinson and Piers Fletcher, amongst others. "QI's" creator John Lloyd is the executive producer and it is directed by Geoff Posner. [cite web|url=http://www.comedybox.tv/show-qi|title=QI News|publisher=ComedyBox.tv|language=English|date=2007-09-17|accessdate=2007-09-21]


The first two episodes of "QI News" are currently live on Comedybox.cite episode | url = http://www.comedybox.tv/show-qi-10193 | title = Episode 2 | series = QI News | airdate = 2007-09-17 | number = 2 ] A third episode was released on 9 October.cite episode | url = http://www.comedybox.tv/show-qi-10193 | title = Episode 3 | series = QI News | airdate = 2007-10-09 | number = 3 ]


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