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Jokers Wild

Comedy show hosted by Barry Cryer. … Each week two teams of comedians played for points by telling jokes on a certain subject chosen by the host, who would pull the selection from a box on his desk. Typical examples were politics or the mother-in-law. When a member of a team was telling a joke, a member of the other team could interrupt the joke by pressing the buzzer and finishing the joke to score bonus points for his/her team. … The prize for the winning team was a gold jester statue holding the YTV chevron. … Classy eh? … It ran from 1969-1974 with the 1971 series hosted by Michael Bentine.