'The Last Leg' is a show which finds the funny side of the news. It's currently on its sixth series and episode two of the series aired last night, the 10th of July. The show's front man Adam Hills always seems to find the right balance between making jokes about some of the most serious news and issues, while making some good points and still managing not to offend the majority of people. Because let's face it, some people will choose to be offended by the opening of a tin of beans. So it's impossible to please everyone.
The show also features Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker who are extremely funny too. The format usually consists of the three comedians discussing and making jokes about the news from the past week. Adam Hills will make a sensible point about a big issue with some comedy mixed in. This always receives a big cheer from the audience and a barrage of supportive tweets from the viewers at home.
Midway through the show they'll bring on a guest who will join in with the banter, while being interviewed. Last night's guest was Joanna Lumley, who was a great guest, but her appearance was overshadowed by a Twitter suggestion made by Adam Hills. Although she probably didn't mind, since it was something which would prove humanity does still exist. Viewers usually send in questions beginning with #isitok, then Adam, Josh and Alex will give their opinions. Last night however, although some viewers still did this, it was a different hashtag which began trending on Twitter.
Adam Hills suggested that people who genuinely need help with something (a leg up) or wanted to offer help, should tweet with #legup with their request or offer. It was almost impossible to keep up with the thousands of tweets as they just kept on pouring in. One tweet noted how more people were offering help rather than asking for it. Before the end of the show Adam read out a tweet from someone who was talking to a tweeter who had asked for a job, which sounded promising. It wasn't all about money. Some people just wanted advice or votes for charity awards.
The only problem with this seemed to be the vast number of tweets and people struggling to find something local to them. Some tweets suggested that people could add their town to the end of #legup so that it would be easier to find those who want to give or receive help locally.
Overall the show seems to bring people together in a way which other TV shows don't. The general response on Twitter seemed to be that if the recent budget and cuts had left people feeling like the government had abandoned them, then everyone should just help each other instead. #Television #Social media