Five Comedy Things to Watch on TV
- Brian Donaldson
- 16 April 2009
The Inbetweeners Series two gets into its stride as Will’s birthday looms. He’s planning a suitably grown-up dinner with a few close friends, and, naturellement, any girls they can persuade to come. E4, Thu 16 Apr, 10pm.
Reno 911! More spoof mockumentary mayhem as Deputy Jones takes a job as a crossing guard after his suspension from the force for punching Garcia. E4, Thu 16 Apr, 11.05pm.
Genius Johnny Vegas breathes life into Dave Gorman’s least excellent venture to date as they meet people whose leftfield inventions include a torture box for inanimate objects, two-way ladders you can go down as well as up and a conveyor duvet for maximum coverage. BBC2, Fri 17 Apr, 10pm.
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle In the last of his series, Mr Lee ponders over the very nature of his job, wondering where comedy is going, analysing his biggest influences and revealing that a firefighter once told him that going on stage is probably more scary than trying to put out an inferno with your hose. BBC2, Mon 20 Apr, 10pm.
Reggie Perrin All we’re saying is that this better be good. The Leonard Rossiter obsessives will be poring over every little gesture of Martin Clunes’ performance to see if it can in any way match their man’s iconic portrayal of a suffering sales exec on the edge. BBC1, Fri 24 Apr, time tbc.