5 Comedy Shows Worth Watching On Telly
Him and Her
Ex-Cowards chap Stefan Golaszewski brings us his own ‘anti-romantic comedy’ about a young couple who are madly in love but with little appetite for the outside world. So the outside world decides to come to them. Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani and Joe Wilkinson star.
BBC3, Mon 13 Sep, 10.30pm.
Without a shadow of a doubt E4’s finest home-grown comedy hour, the misguided adventures of Will, Simon, Neil and Jay are back. This sad quartet fail to be invited to a school fashion show but manage to ruin proceedings in their own inimitable fashion.
E4, Mon 13 Sep, 10pm.
School of Comedy
This mischievous bunch of youngsters get a second series with characters including The Filth (a pair of self-referential ’70s coppers), Leonard Lizard (a repressed ’80s city trader) and Museum Perv (fairly self-explanatory that one). Surely some of this lot will have left school by now?
E4, Mon 13 Sep, 10.35pm.
Series six is rumbling along rather nicely with old faves such as Cartoon Head and Judith (‘sorry’) being joined by a post-op female-male transsexual who opted to keep her ample breasts (played by who else but Sean Lock) and an American interior designer (given plenty of life by Janeane Garofalo).
BBC3, Tue 14 Sep, 10.30pm.
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
Whatever you think of the posh chap, he has a vast following and plenty comics who are pretty grateful for the leg-up he’s offered them with this Live at the Apollo-esque affair. The opening episode of series two was filmed at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal and features Kevin Bridges and Daniel Sloss with quality later comics getting the McIntyre seal of approval include Tommy Tiernan, Sarah Millican and Noel Fielding.
BBC1, Sat 18 Sep.