Five Comedy Shows Worth Watching On Telly
Important Things with Demetri Martin
The former quirksome Perrier winner continues his series, which is part stream-of-consciousness sketch show, part stand-up comedy affair, mixed with animation and music. In this one, he turns his attention to the notion of ‘ability’.
E4, Thu 8 Jul, 11.25pm.
Stand Up for the Week
Hosted by Patrick Kielty (but don’t let that put you off), this showcase of talents aims to go for the satirical jugular and features our very own Kevin Bridges plus Jack Whitehall, Andi Osho and Rich Hall.
Channel 4, Fri 9 Jul, 11.25pm.
Tom Hollander plays Reverend Adam Smallbone, whose decision to allow a Muslim children’s prayer group to use the church for classes brings his congregation’s prejudices horribly to light.
BBC2, Mon 12 Jul, 10pm.
Life and Times of Tim
It’s the second season of this cute little animated show featuring the hapless misadventures of a twentysomething social misfit. Episodes have titles such as ‘The Salty Jazz’, ‘Pharmaceutical Sales Rep Gone Wild’ and ‘The Girl Scout Incident’.
Virgin 1, Mon 12 Jul, 10pm.
A new series of the beloved and daft quiz show with Vic ‘n’ Bob back in the chair but with no George Dawes to keep them scores. Jack Dee and Ulrika J are the team captains for whom we really will want to see those fingers. And etc.
BBC2, Tue 13 Jul, 9.30pm.