The general response seems to be that there are some funny people around nowadays. But does the programme raise bigger questions, and why don't programmes like The Apprentice make us think harder about them?
In complete contrast, the BBC show That'll Teach 'Em hit the headlines, triggering a further round of serious debate about whether 'standards' are slipping or not. But what The Apprentice, The Dragons Den (another good show) and even Faking It haven't done is ask the question: 'do we really prepare people for the challenges of adult life'.
I'm not suggesting that Ruth Kelly should be glued to her tv screen on Wednesdays at 9 O'Clock, but i do think that it's telling that our cultural barometers all seem too look backwards, focus on maintaining supposed 'gold standards', when the demands we make on people in organisations are changing all the time, and are not remotely like those of the That'll Teach 'Em era.
If you believe Neil Mullarky, one of the Comedy Store Players, improvisation is a key business skill of the future. How do you teach that?