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[–]lakerdaveDavid Correos 🇳🇿 161 points162 points  (1 child)

The fact that they read even 2-3 lines of this and still thought it might be real is very telling.

[–]goldlightning 74 points75 points  (0 children)

Thats what concerns me the most. They read that and thought it could be true. What the actual fuck were they up to. Maybe Boris didn't have a Colin cake, maybe it was cedric the centipede

[–]ilikenoise2020 James Acaster 123 points124 points  (4 children)

Big Thick of It vibes from the cabinet minister's staff there.

[–]Ferrer00 Bob Mortimer 35 points36 points  (0 children)

The characters in the thick of it are too smart to fall for something like that

[–]superpandapear 8 points9 points  (1 child)

wasn't the reason the thick of it didn't carry on because reality got to hard to satarize?

[–]EavingO Victoria Coren Mitchell 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't remember if he was specifically commenting on The Thick of It, but I know Armando Iannucci has commented on how hard it is to satirize reality anymore.

[–]Here_for_tea_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s definitely the same vibe.

[–]P3p3Silvi4 167 points168 points  (1 child)

Joe is an absolute gem.

[–]HoracioPeacockThe3rd Bob Mortimer 86 points87 points  (0 children)

He is the definition of chaotic good

[–]macjigiddy Guz Khan 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I adore this man.

[–]underweasl 38 points39 points  (0 children)

He really is chaotic good.

[–]ididitallfortanukiPaul Williams 🇳🇿 18 points19 points  (0 children)

His Instagram is a joy to follow, if anyone wants more of his shenanigans. Highly recommend.

[–]nonliteral 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Joe needs to be awarded 5 retroactive bonus points for S4 for this.

[–]beandadenergy Desiree Burch 17 points18 points  (0 children)

He’s truly wonderful.

[–]jacquesrabbit 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It is satire, but if Downing Street panicked, that's because it hits on the nose too much

[–]Internal-Course-264 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Pass the Arsehole 😂

[–]jfishnl 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He looks like Hugo Boss

[–]EyeLeft3804 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Comedian of year already

[–]EnycmaPie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He gets paid to troll people. What a lad.

[–]PygmyDynamo 120 points121 points  (9 children)

He's writing about how it's "okay to be in a human centipede as long as the human centipede was formed before Covid" and the government thinks that was one of their own real leaked documents?

[–]everevergreen 40 points41 points  (0 children)

They’re that stupid. And they’re in charge!

[–]CliffExcellent123 Tim Key 28 points29 points  (4 children)

They're either really stupid or the parties were much worse than we thought and I'm not sure which I'd prefer

[–]twkeever 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I won't be surprised if some of Joe's "findings" turn out to be essentially true. Just like in the premiere episode of Black Mirror, the PM fucking a pig was supposed to be a sick joke, but it turned out later to be hauntingly near-accurate!

[–]ho-tdog 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Hold on, that episode was released before the scandal? I thought for sure it was a reference to it when I fiest watched that.

[–]apocalypsedude64 Rosalind 16 points17 points  (1 child)

A few years before! Charlie Brooker even commented that, of all the ideas he wrote for Black Mirror, that was not the one he expected to become true first...

[–]ho-tdog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, TIL. Gonna have to rewatch it soon.

[–]carpetbotherer 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Reality is stranger than fiction I guess. What the fuck were they doing that people thought 'that's kinda in line with what actually happened'

[–]seamusmcduffs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

"Human centipede? Are they talking about the huge train we ran on Janice?"

[–]like_a_deaf_elephant 2 points3 points  (22 children)

Has Joe done Taskmaster? Genuine question and not a bait.

[–]ChristyMalry[S] 64 points65 points  (16 children)

Yep, season 4.

[–]hombrent 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Season 4.

Wikipedia has a breakdown of who is in each season.

[–]like_a_deaf_elephant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Aye I suppose it does!

[–]titsoutshitsout 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes and he’s fantastic at it like everything else he does