Channel 4 Comedy Showcase 2009

Channel 4 Comedy Showcase. Here is a guide to the six comedy pilots that made up Channel 4's 2009 Comedy Showcase season. Pete Versus Life was originally part of this line-up too, but it was fast-tracked to a full series instead.

Campus, PhoneShop and The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret all became series.

Campus

TV ComedyCampus

Broadcast: Fri 6th November 2009

Semi-improvised sitcom set in a fictitious university. Created by the team behind Green Wing and Smack The Pony.

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PhoneShop

TV ComedyPhoneShop

Broadcast: Fri 13th November 2009

E4 sitcom set in a mobile phone shop. It follows a disfunctional sales team of five at home and at work as they try to reach big sales targets.

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret

TV ComedyThe Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret

Broadcast: Fri 27th November 2009

Sitcom about a US executive who finds himself out of his depth when he is mistakenly sent to run his company's new UK arm.

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The Amazing Dermot

TV ComedyThe Amazing Dermot

Broadcast: Fri 4th December 2009

Sitcom pilot following a magician as he attempts to get his career back on track after an unfortunate incident. Stars Rhys Darby.

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Guantanamo Phil

TV ComedyGuantanamo Phil

Broadcast: Fri 11th December 2009

Sitcom pilot about a birdwatcher who returns home to Stoke-on-Trent after a spell in Guantanamo Bay.

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Girl Friday

TV ComedyGirl Friday

Broadcast: Fri 18th December 2009

All female sketch show pilot starring Josie Long, Kerry Howard, Sara Pascoe, Nat Luurtsema, Kathryn Drysdale and Lu Corfield.

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Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls. Read

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman reveals how, after appearing on TV, she received lots of abuse about how she looks. Read

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read