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Funny story: University Challenge Takes Centre Stage In Health Cuts Row

University Challenge Takes Centre Stage In Health Cuts Row

A row between the Treasury and health experts over NHS cuts descended into a squabble about TV quiz show University Challenge last night. The row had escalated earlier in the day after a group of health experts published criticisms of the Governme...

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Funny story: University Challenge's Clemo to marry Katie Price

University Challenge's Clemo to marry Katie Price

Andrew 'Clemo' Clemo, the captain of the defeated York team in the University Challenge final, emerged from the BBC studios with a cheeky grin on his face and his own personal trophy. Not the impressive glass ornament that was being clutched by Ma...

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Funny story: University Challenge: Brookes Bumps Christ's

University Challenge: Brookes Bumps Christ's

Historian Ken Lucid writes: Ellis Fields rings, Tuesday afternoon: "Hi Ken, old mate... you're not reviewing anything for us this week, are you?" "Nope." "Did you watch University Challenge last night?" "Er - yeah." "Do us a piece on it, will you? The guy who usually does it for the TheSpoof is 'indisposed' or something. They want to know if we can get them out of a hole and as you'...

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Funny story: University Challenge Reviewed! World Steps Back From Brink!

University Challenge Reviewed! World Steps Back From Brink!

There were global celebrations today as it appeared mysterious Bolivian ex-dicator, Colonel Juan, had emerged from hiding to review the popular BBC quiz show, University Challenge for satirical news site, TheSpoof. As we reported yesterday, BBC an...

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Funny story: University Challenge Review? World Holds Its Breath.

University Challenge Review? World Holds Its Breath.

The world was holding its breath today (Monday) during the approach to the latest round of popular TV quiz show, University Challenge. As the members of the teams from Merton College, Oxford and Queens' College, Cambridge girded themselves for the...

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Funny story: Terry Pratchett joins teaching staff at Trinity College Dublin

Terry Pratchett joins teaching staff at Trinity College Dublin

Professor Sir Terry Pratchett has joined the staff at Trinity College Dublin as an adjunct Professor in the School of English. Pratchett's first lecture will take place on Thursday 4 November at 7 pm and has been entitled 'The importance of being...

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Funny story: University Challenge: Magnificent Magdalen

University Challenge: Magnificent Magdalen

Magdalen, Oxford vs Durham. "Maudlin." It was an elderly chum who put me right. The same chum who, while showing Mrs Fields, the Brunette Scot and I around Cambridge, was asked (very politely) at one of the colleges whether he was an alumnus. "Oh no. I went to the other place," he replied, confidently. "Oh, fair enough - please have a look around." And so we got to see some of the lovel...

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Funny story: University Challenge: A Game Of Two Halves.

University Challenge: A Game Of Two Halves.

This was an odd affair which seemed to run out of steam as one team's momentum ran down and their opponents failed to really get going. And there was no fun! The only laugh was offered by Hertford College, Oxford, skipper Eleanor (?) Royrvic (the 'o' should be one of those Scandinavian things with a slash through it) apparently surprised that she knew an answer. And Paxo managed not to get t...

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Funny story: University Challenge - Toon Tonked by Steelers

University Challenge - Toon Tonked by Steelers

I imagine that the four brave Newcastle representatives were wondering what hit them when they woke up this morning. A dirty great lump of Sheffield steel is what. From where I was sitting (over a tasty beef kebab Mrs Fields produced courtesy of Nigella's book and a very drinkable bottle of Italian) it all went tits up for Toon when poor Patrick Hoan was too slow to add the film title "The G...

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Funny story: University Cage Fight Scandal: St Cake's Use Ringer

University Cage Fight Scandal: St Cake's Use Ringer

The popular BBC 2 quiz show, University Cage Fight has been reported following an anonymous tip off. The show features lots of public school educated types locked in combat with each other. Cage fighting in schools became popular in America and Eton,...

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Funny story: Chelsea to rely on quiz show for trophy

Chelsea to rely on quiz show for trophy

Following the leak of recent IQ test results at Chelsea FC, the BBC is to launch a new footballer's version of "University Challenge". "The aim of the show is to prove that footballers are not just overpaid, thick b******s and the public are getting...

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Funny story: University Challenge: Paxo Not Properly Qualified Shock

University Challenge: Paxo Not Properly Qualified Shock

The 'popular' BBC quiz show for smart arsed students, University Challenge was left reeling by yet another scandal today. It has been revealed that the show's host, Jeremy Paxo, is not qualified to present the show. Paxo had taken over from long...

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Funny story: University Challenged

University Challenged

There has been controversy on the set of the long running quiz show for brain boxes when Oxford University were stripped of their title as Champions of University Challenge, with the award being given to the runners up, Manchester University. Inve...

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Funny story: Champions Stripped Of Crown

Champions Stripped Of Crown

Following shocking revelations of cheating, backhanders and downright foul play Manchester United have been stripped of the title they were about to win. The nation has watched as they pulled away into an unassailable lead. But referee Jeremy Paxo ha...

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Funny story: University Challenge in Fake Student Scandal

University Challenge in Fake Student Scandal

The shocking news that one of the members of the winning team in this year's university challenge was 'not a student but really an accountant' has put the program's future at risk. Colin Hamster claimed to be studying chemistry at St Richkids Coll...

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Funny story: Is this the cleverest person in Britain?

Is this the cleverest person in Britain?

Is this young fresh faced university student the cleverest person in Britain? On last nights edition of Universally Challenged she scored 9000000 points. That's even more than Jeremy Paxo and he's got the answers written down! Dorothy Matrix is a...

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