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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Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

The cast has been announced for Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart, a Radio 4 sitcom about a man who writes poetry. Read

Musical Comedy Awards final

Musical Comedy Awards final

Profiles of the six comedians who will take part in the 2015 Musical Comedy Awards 2015 final in London in April. Read

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

The latest episode of the political panel show podcast. It includes a discussion about what satire is. Listen

No more Up The Women

No more Up The Women

Jessica Hynes's suffragette sitcom Up The Women will not return for a third series. BBC2 has given it the axe. Read

'This Made Me Laugh' films

'This Made Me Laugh' films

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select their favourite classic comedy films. Read

ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the Election with a new hour-long Wipe special. Read