As a fan of the panel show, I was initially disappointed when I picked up this book: it's written by none of the show's regulars (Frankie, Hugh, Andy, Russell et al), and I feared that the book wouldn't be as funny as I hoped it would be.
I needn't have worried. This book is achingly funny and a great gift. BUT! And here's the key thing: it does require a bit of imagination, I think. As the book is basically one big 'Scenes We'd Like To See' gag reel in book form, you need to picture the Mock The Week gang gathered around the press pit, saying the quotes you read in the book. When you do, it's hilarious.
Of course, by that same token, this book may go over the heads of those who've never seen Mock The Week (but then again, why ever not?!).
If you love the show and can mentally picture you favourite comedians in the 'Press Pit', you'll be right at home with this treat.