What now for radio comedy? I can’t believe it’s already been four years since Miles Jupp took over from Sandi Toksvig as host of The News Quiz (Friday, Radio 4), but times are changing – last week Jupp announced that he’s moving on. Maybe it’s because Toksvig did that same job for almost a decade and Nicholas Parsons has hosted Just a Minute for 52 years, but Jupp’s time in the radio comedy sun feels brief as a mayfly’s.
Jupp has been an impeccable News Quiz host: affable, funny, and with the appropriate sense of general bewilderment at the week’s news, whatever it happens to be. When he got the job, some people grumbled about diversity levels because he was a middle-class white man taking over...
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