Extras is always a bit painful. You cringe rather than laugh at it. However, last night I did laugh out loud at the bit where Gervais nearly swallowed a bottle of sparkling water. It has to be seen to be appreciated. And Ian MacKellen was hilarious.
The funniest show on TV at the moment is That Mitchell and Webb look, following Extras. Some of the sketches are somewhat dull. But most of them are brilliant and it is refreshing to have a good old laugh once a week.
One of my favourite sketches is Numberwang. Last night they surpassed themselves with the German version, Das Ist Numberwang, which was hilarious. Click below for an excerpt of the English version. It's sort of Mornington Crescent on speed.