One thing I like about Milton Jones on Mock the Week is he's not Stewart Francis. Of the two "one-liner" comedians I much prefer Jones.
Milton Jones provides, generally, family-friendly comedy in that show. Everyone else just tries to be vulgar or controversial, but Milton Jones almost consistently shows them all up. I can see why people get a bit fed up with him - I think a stage show would be a little too much - but personally I quite like his humour. His radio shows (specifically Another World...) tend to be quite funny, if somewhat surreal.
As for me...Frank Skinner
- He comes across as a bit slimy to me, but it was further impacted by things I've heard to do with him and his treatment of transgendered people. I saw one of his shows (Opinionated?) which had a transman in the audience, and I just wasn't impressed. I certainly won't be watching Room 101, especially with the amount of sheer BS thrown about on it. Fern Whatsherface slated sci-fi on it, making offensive(ish) generalisations and ignorant comments about the SFF community, not to mention the sheer irony of her slating sci-fi on a show which takes its name from a sci-fi book. The only episode of QI from the last series that I didn't watch was the one with Skinner in it.Russell Howard
- Jumped up little man-child. He thinks he's funny. He was. But his constant fall-back on "... it's like X crossed with Y" or "... as if X did Action Z with Y" jokes really grates with me, because often they're just ridiculous. On top of that, once Boyle left MtW, Howard tried to fill his shoes but completely failed to.Frankie Boyle
- Being a complete and utter *cough* is not big, clever nor funny. Grow the frak up.
Oddly enough, in the right circumstances I can stand Gyles Brandreth (almost exclusively on Just A Minute).