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You saw them here first... Rising stars from the UK comedy scene showcase their talents in 30-minute specials, which can also act as pilot episodes for complete new series.

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You saw them here first... Rising stars from the UK comedy scene showcase their talents in 30-minute specials, which can also act as pilot episodes for complete new series.

  • Comedy Showcase: Fun Police: Leslie

    Fun Police

    Fun Police follows the trials and tribulations of an incompetent Health and Safety team. Neil returns to work after falling two storeys onto the head of Health and Safety, leaving her in a coma.

  • Comedy Showcase: Coma Girl

    Coma Girl

    Upbeat comedy about four friends who share a history but are divided by almost everything else. Siobhan's a failing TV presenter, Sarah's a reluctant mum, Pip's a pseudo bohemian and Lucy's in a coma.

  • Chickens

    Chickens

    It's the First World War and the nation's heroes are fighting the good fight, all apart from three young men in a sleepy English village where all the women hate them. Stars Simon Bird.

  • Other People

    Other People

    At 14, Greg Wilson was a child star: precocious, smug and very punchable. But in the blink of an eye, his career is finished.

    During a phone-in on a Saturday morning kids TV show, a child rings in and swears at Greg on live TV. It seems that the caller has brilliantly articulated what everyone was thinking...

    Twenty years later, Greg works in a leather sofa shop, the early promise of his life unfulfilled. When Greg is recognised by a customer who asks for his autograph, one disastrous event leads to another and he finds himself in court facing a year-long prison sentence.

    With only his worryingly unconventional duty solicitor, the over-confident Rick Parish, on hand to help, Greg is forced to relearn a harsh lesson: hell truly is other people.

  • Girl Friday

    Girl Friday

    An all-star sketch show with Josie Long, Kerry Howard, Sara Pascoe, Nat Lurtsema, Kathryn Drysdale and Lu Corfield, including their own daytime show: Looser Women.

  • Guantanamo Phil

    Guantanamo Phil

    British bird-watcher Phil Mill (Steve Edge) has been wrongfully incarcerated by the US Marines for the past six years. Now he's back in credit crunch UK and his job and house have gone...

  • Jessica, Mickey, Dermot and Neil

    The Amazing Dermot

    Master illusionist and stage hypnotist Dermot Flint (Rhys Darby) is desperate to get his career back on track after his wife leaves him and his TV show is cancelled.

  • Todd Margaret

    The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

    US comedian David Cross plays Todd Margaret, a hapless office drone who flukes his way into a top management job heading up the British division of a US multinational

  • PhoneShop

    The original pilot of the hit sitcom. New recruit Christopher is on the notorious one-day trial. Will he make his first sale by 6pm, or will he be yet another victim on the vicious retail battlefield?

  • Andy Nyman

    Campus

    From the award-winning team behind Green Wing and Smack the Pony, Campus kicks off the new season of Comedy Showcase - it explores the assorted lives of the inhabitants of Kirke University.

  • The Eejits

    The Eejits: Maurice (Dessie Gallagher) and Gerard (Patrick McDonnell) are two would-be musicians whose ambitions far outreach their abilities, but that doesn't stop them having big dreams.

  • Ladies and Gentlemen

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Follows the single lives and awkward loves of a group of Victorian 30-something friends who share a house in London.

  • Free Agents

    Free Agents

    Free Agents: A dark, poignant comedy about a couple who might just have a future together. With Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan, Anthony Head, Frances Tomelty and Nick Barber.

  • Linsey with Duncan from Blue

    Plus One

    Plus One: What do you do when your girlfriend leaves you to marry Duncan James from Blue? Outshine them on their wedding day, that's what you do. With Miranda Raison and Ruth Bradley.

  • Last of the Summer Wine characters from Comedy Showcase

    The Kevin Bishop Show

    Kevin Bishop: A super-fast-paced sketch show that shows off Kevin's many talents including his take on celebrities, footage gags and one-off skits.

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You saw them here first... Rising stars from the UK comedy scene showcase their talents in 30-minute specials, which can also act as pilot episodes for complete new series.

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