QI (Quite Interesting) is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd. It features permanent panelist Alan Davies. Stephen Fry was host of the show from its initial pilot until departing after the final episode of the M series in 2016, with frequent panelist Sandi Toksvig replacing him prior to the beginning of the N series in 2016.
The format of the show focuses on Davies and three other guest panelists answering questions that are extremely obscure, making it unlikely that the correct answer will be given. To compensate, the panelists are awarded points not only for the right answer, but also for interesting ones, regardless of whether they are right or even relate to the original question, while points are deducted for "answers which are not only wrong, but pathetically obvious" – typically answers that are generally believed to be true but in fact are misconceptions. These answers, referred to as "forfeits", are usually indicated by a loud klaxon and alarm bell, flashing lights, and the incorrect answer being flashed on the video screens behind the panelists. Bonus points are sometimes awarded or deducted for challenges or incorrect references, varying from show to show. QI has a philosophy that "everything is interesting if looked at in the right way"; many factual errors in the show have been corrected in later episodes or on the show's blog. There have been many guest panelists including John Sessions, Clive Anderson, and more.