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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Coming Soon – Comedians Throwing Cash At Kids In The Congo

by | 14th, May 2014

24 Hours to Go Broke

 

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Coming Soon – Comedians Throwing Cash At Kids In The Congo

 

24 Hours to Go Broke could easily have been retitled Ha! Poor People and executive produced by the Bullingdon Club. One of the infrequent forays into original programming by Dave, home to the EU
Top Gear repeat stockpile, the premise is two comedians are sent to a foreign country to blow a pile of loot. The joke? That living costs in the locale are so low that they struggle to get shot of the £10k before the deadline and a poorly-defined forfeit.

Episode one saw David Baddiel and Richard Herring dropped in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The country sits uncomfortably at 116th in the world wealth index. Baddiel rationalised the tasteless premise by concluding that any travel show is just as bad: “Really, all TV shows that send anyone anywhere are doing exactly the same thing.” Still, he looked very uncomfortable throughout, particularly under the disapproving gaze of the room service waiter dispatched to bring champagne to the hotel’s presidential suite.

Dashing around the oddly deserted city, the pair managed to drop £595 on the lunch, pay a Baddiel-lookalike for a picture and get told off by a fortune teller for not believing in her predictions. It made for queasy viewing. Neither of the comedians meant

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