It's a funny old game... | Comics recreate cancelled football fixtures on Fifa

It's a funny old game...

Comics recreate cancelled football fixtures on Fifa

comedyComedians missing the football season came up with their own solution to cancelled fixtures – running the matches on Fifa 20.

They then staged their own version of Match Of The Day, commenting on the results as determined by the game in  computer vs computer mode.

The plan was to make a full web series of the remaining season, but tougher social distancing advice put paid to that notion.

Nonetheless, he first episode of Match Of The Ray – hosted by Australian stand-up Ray Badran with pundits Jack Barry and Josh Glanc – was recorded before restrictions tightened, and was released last night by indie producers Turtle Canyon Comedy.

Here it is: 

Published: 23 Mar 2020

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This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

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