Being a host on Have I Got News for You ain't easy. You've got to be able to read off the autocue when everyone else around you is improvising. You have to make your team captains look like the real stars of the show. And, no matter what happens, you can't make bad decisions in your private life. Otherwise, you could get fired and the BBC might start allowing a new person to host each week. And we wouldn't want that, now would we?
Know your sparring partners.
Trying to figure out how to make sense of 50 series of Have I Got News for You? Use this simple grid to get you started. Just click on one of the faces below to begin your exploration!
TeamCaptains Comedians Actors Politicians Journalists
Team captains Comedians Actors Politicians Journalists
Know the recent past.
Check out some of the great moments of recent series! Whether it's Damian Lewis chairing a discussion of Barack Obama's second electoral victory, or Jack Whitehall celebrating the currency of the words twerk and selfie, or even Stephen Merchant talking about Boris Johnson's visit to China, you'll find something to tickle your funny bone, below.

Have we got a wikia for you!

If you're a fan of the quick wit of Paul Merton and Ian Hislop — or even if you haven't quite given up your love of Angus Deayton — this is the wikia for you!

We're trying to catalogue every single guest who's ever appeared on Have I Got News for You, and to put the information together in a way that is searchable along several different indices.

We'd love it if you'd like to join us. Just register an account today and start editing! That way, you'll get all the benefits of membership — including fewer ads, badges for hitting editing targets, mail notifications and a greater sense of community involvement!

Running gags, allegedly.

With a show as long-runing as HIGNFY, some memes are bound to have cropped up along the way. Here are some of the more famous ones:

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