Niels van der Laan and Jeroen Woe present an alternative National News quiz on NPO 3 on Boxing Day, they told Tuesday at Pauw .
The two comedians were approached by Jack Spijkerman with the idea for a 2019 news quiz with questions about strange and bizarre reports that appeared in the media during the year, but were probably not noticed by anyone. Van der Laan about that: "That's how he collected a hundred messages. With the help of various comedians we get to work on it."
Last Saturday the provisional final episode of their successful television program Even was broadcasted here . With that musical satirical program, the two attracted more than a million viewers every week. Woe said that the program returns in April with seven episodes. "For now I am glad that it is no longer necessary. There is always a fear that one day it will not be possible to make a sort of small musical based on the current news and therefore have an opinion about it. "
Tell me it's schnitzel
Van der Laan and Woe receive many positive reactions to the program in which various Dutch artists parody their own hit as a recurring element. Van der Laan: "That started with the idea of having Frank Boeijen instead of Tell me that it is not so than Tell me that it is schnitzel to sing. Then we also cast old hits in a new jacket for other artists based on For example, Stef Bos' Papa became Shawarma ... with cheese, fries, lettuce and sauce ... "
The alternative National News Quiz can be seen on NPO 3 on December 26, Boxing Day, from 8.30 p.m.