Comedy Lab

  • The Services

    Peter Kay plays the entire cast of characters caught on camera during a life in the day of a motorway service station near Bolton

  • Turning Tricks / Danny Does Tricks

    Paul Zenon takes his tricks to the Soho streets, showing how the hand is quicker than the eye. Danny Buckler introduces Brighton to the genie who lives in his matchbox.

  • Tommy Tiernan Is Alive!

    Perrier Award Winning comedian and actor Tommy Tiernan live on-stage in his home town of Galway.

  • Alan Tyler's Big Night In

    Scot FM breakfast DJ Alan Tyler transmits his show from a viewer's home. From 1998.

  • Lenny Beige - Showbiz Legend

    Steve Furst stars as Lenny Beige, the bejewelled, 60s throwback and all-round entertainer who leads his audience through a celebration of spangly showbiz high camp.

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    Golden Years

    Ricky Gervais plays a crisis-ridden middle-aged man who strives to make it big in showbusiness

    Adult humour.This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    The Entertainer

    A documentary that tells the story of would-be comic Trevor Evans who is in desperate search of stardom

    Adult humour with some nudity25 mins
  • Heart And Sole

    Lynn Ferguson tells the simple and heart-warming story of a Scottish primary school teacher who falls in love with a bottom-dwelling coastal fish called David

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    Roy Dance Is Dead

    Comedy trio Electric Eel - Dan Clark, Adam Goodwin and Cliff Kelly - play three unsavoury, down-market estate agents

    Strong language and hard-hitting adult humour some might find offensive24 mins
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    The Earl

    Lord Newmarket's production company specialising in documentaries on the royal family. Lord Newmarket goes to Hollywood to pitch his ludicrous film ideas to the studio bosses that count.

    Adult humour22 mins
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    House of Rock Awards

    Our loveable dead rock stars have returned to host their very own music awards ceremony. This epsiode's animated cartoon special guests are Madonna, Robbie Williams and Travis.

    Adult humour with strong language11 mins
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    The middle-class Andersons are a bit dysfunctional. Mr Anderson is obsessed with being a good parent; his wife, Roxanne is experiencing her sexual awakening, and son Duncan is a budding David Lynch.

    Adult humour with some nudity and strong language25 mins
  • Rolf's Animal Hairdressers

    Aussie salon owner Rolf runs his hairdressing salon assisted by the surly teeth-kissing Emma and the highly camp Styling Moose. Featuring the voice of John Thomson (Fast Show, Cold Feet) as Rolf.

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    Renegades of Magina

    Two young women living in a run-down seaside town attempt to compensate for their empty lives by creating an elaborate and complicated fantasy experience

    Some strong languageThis episode is subtitled25 mins
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    Turn the World Down

    A cast of schemers live in two neighbouring flats on the shabby but well-loved Crossfields estate where a young boy blackmails his mum's friend's new boyfriend, who happens to be his teacher

    Strong language from the startThis episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Daydream Believers

    A sci-fi comedy with a dose of satire and gross-out humour. Ray (David Mitchell) is the creative one making money, while hapless Colin (Robert Webb) fights capitalist power in Ray's borrowed BMW.

    Strange behaviour and strong languageThis episode is subtitled24 mins
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    The Pooters

    Delving into the abstract world of The Pooters book club. The Pooters discuss 1970s biker fiction with special guest Sir Patrick Moore.

    Adult humour with strong languageThis episode is subtitled22 mins
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    Best of British

    Take five unlikely sporting personalities, a selection of bizarre sporting activities and 'Doggy' the rabid mascot and you have Best of British - a Superstars for the insane

    Adult humour and some strong languageThis episode is subtitled23 mins
  • 12:21

    A minute in the life of US comedian and Perrier Award Winner 2003 Demetri Martin.

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    The Chancers

    Two 'chancers', Chris and Milo, set themselves the task of making a TV programme. Unfortunately, they don't have any ideas. Furthermore they are complete unknowns, who can't seem to agree on anything!

    Adult humour with strong language from the start23 mins
  • Whatever

    A group of urban teenagers coming up with ideas for what they want to see on the box - and the results are as outrageous as they are funny

  • Bad Crowd

    Like any comedy prison, HMP Brickway's population is a mixed bag! Aiden McCabe is struggling to adjust to prison life and his newly-discovered sexual orientation.

  • Transmission Impossible

    Spoof clip show featuring selections of programmes which, given an ill wind of broadcasting desperation, might actually exist in a parallel world.

  • Karl Pilkington, Satisfied Fool

    After years of ridicule, Karl Pilkington has decided to find out just how intelligent he is and if having more knowledge would make him any happier

  • Ain't It Funny Being Coloured

    A multicultural sketch show that looks at race, prejudice, stereotypes and how everything isn't quite as it seems on the surface

  • Kids School of Comedy

    Features a range of characters including a filthy, profane receptionist, a cross-dressing Eastern European plumber, and a sexually repressed couple from the 1930s.

  • Slaterwood

    The Hollywood hills are alive with the sound of Bolton in this hilariously warped vision of comic talent Peter Slater as he unleashes a world of crazy cops, heroes and villains

  • Headwreckers

    Five comics from Dublin - David McSavage, James Goldsbury, John Colleary, Eleanor Tiernan and Declan Rooney - write and perform their show, set in their writing room

  • Mr & Mrs Fandango

    A character sketch show featuring comic duo Barunka O'Shaughnessy and Tom Meeten. In their world, Dodi and Di host their own daytime TV show while Coleen and Wayne are comic book heroes.

  • Olivia Lee's Naughty Bits

    Olivia Lee is a sexy solo girl about town looking for love, labels and men. She takes her special brand of madness out onto the streets in a hidden camera show.

  • Pappy's Fun Club

    Part sketch show, part sitcom, Pappy's Fun Club follows the exploits of four heroes as they struggle to keep the 'fun club' show going in the face of a variety of hardships

  • Happy Finish

    Sketch show showcasing a generation of comedic talent. Sketches include the Department of Internet Hate, who are tasked with the job of coming up with the hate on YouTube comment boards.

  • iCandy

    Liam Hourican stars as a variety of characters, including a mountaineer with a taste for human flesh, a driving instructor with anger management issues and the newly elected Irish Prime Minister

  • Penelope Princess of Pets

    Penelope (Kristen Schaal) can talk to animals. She has just 3762 hours to save the world from the evil MP Thomas Stone (Julian Barratt).

  • Secret Census

    Would individuals lie in court if a celebrity asked them? Would they pretend to be off their head on drugs for £20? Jack Whitehall's secretly filmed research reveals how honest Britain is.

  • Filth

    Two misfits struggle to survive in the lurid world of Filth, a weekly lads' mag. With James Buckley, Danny Morgan, Danny Dyer and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

  • MovieMash

    Spoof movie magazine programme twisting interviews of film stars and mixing them with comedy sketches

  • Hung Out

    Comedy about a real group of friends in their twenties, written by a real group of friends

  • Anna & Katy

    Acclaimed double act Anna Crilly and Katy Wix present a one-off comedy sketch show introducing Germany's biggest daytime soap Congratulations, along with a range of silly characters.

  • Totally Tom

    Scripted comedy sketch show, written and performed by Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton and set in a non-specific metropolis, featuring an array of characters, some bordering on the grotesque.

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    Mr & Mrs Hotty Hott Hot Show

    An alternative comedy game show, based on a 1950s-style beauty pageant with award-winning comedy sketch group Pappys (Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry and Ben Clark).

    Strong language and adult humourThis episode is subtitled29 mins
  • The Warm Up Guy

    Tom Davis stars as Ian Bodkin, a struggling studio warm up comedian and delusional dreamer who is on the lowest step of the entertainment ladder but thinks he is a superstar in the making.

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    When Bobby, a loveable dreamer, is thrown out by his irate girlfriend, he teams up with his best mate Vin, a thug with a heart, to set up the world's first all-white, English Kabaddi team.

    Very strong languageThis episode is subtitled24 mins
  • Rick and Peter

    Rick and Peter make an odd couple - thrown together after Rick makes a regrettable gag on T4, and is put on a crash course in how to be more politically correct.

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    Meet The Magoons

    Glaswegian foursome Nitin, Sanj, Hardeep and Paul are given a simple task - to pick up Nitin's dad's best friend's daughter from Glasgow Central station. Easy to get right? Wrong.

    Adult humour with strong language from the startThis episode is subtitled23 mins