GLEE­SON DOES MEAN WELL

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TOM Glee­son has earned plenty of head­lines of late for his ‘hard’ chats, but it’s his acer­bic wit in this quiz for­mat that re­ally takes no pris­on­ers. The sea­son re­turn of this bril­liantly nerdy take on the old

se­ries sees Glee­son (pic­tured cen­tre) skewer the four con­tes­tants for their niche in­ter­ests, which in this episode range from Elon Musk to the A-League. But it’s his teas­ing of a visu­ally-im­paired chal­lenger and his guide dog that had me laugh­ing out loud. Not only for the brazen, anti-PC style of it, but for the con­tes­tant’s equally clever re­torts.

The Elon Musk ex­pert, lawyer Ross (pic­tured sec­ond from left), also gives as good as he gets when Glee­son re­veals he’s done work with refugees; to which Ross replies: “Yes, and as an ABC em­ployee, I think you’re con­trac­tu­ally obliged to be nice to me.” Glee­son saves some of his mean­est re­marks for a fan of The Strokes, who just gig­gles her way through the bar­rage of in­sults. You’re so fo­cused on the roast­ing, the quiz part is ac­tu­ally quite, well, point­less (but that’s an­other show for an­other sta­tion).

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