.Stephen fry is another breed of intellectual. He is truly curious, has a vivid imagination that carries him to unexpected, and often quite disturbed parts of the human think process, and above all – he appreciates a good laugh, a stupid pun, a knock knock joke and buzzers that make obscene noises.
As the "banter master" in QI he shows one more quality that is charming. He is truly interested, which makes him truly interesting. Quite interesting.
Whatever is interesting we are interested in. Whatever is not interesting, we are even more interested in.
There is no real score in the show and points are giving to answers which are funny or interesting and not which are boring and right. Which brings a kind of trivia related banter I personally find "quite" entertaining. When you add to the mixture some of the most brilliantly silly people around, and a couple of permanent fixtures like the super naïve sheep boy Alan Davis, you got a recipe for extraordinary cerebral tickling.