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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Frankie and Benny

Frankie and Benny

Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read

Jan Etherington interview

Jan Etherington interview

We talk to one of the writers of Lynda Bellingham sitcoms Second Thoughts & Faith In The Future, now on DVD. Read

Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

Now on a nationwide tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his new look. Read

Friday Night Dinner 4

Friday Night Dinner 4

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Robert Popper's award-winning sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read

Have you made a short film?

Have you made a short film?

Short Com is open for comedy film submissions for its 2015/2016 touring schedule of screenings. Read

Win a comedy writing book

Win a comedy writing book

We have three copies of Masterclass: Writing Comedy, the new tutorial book by Lesley Bown, to hand out. Enter

Get Started In Stand-Up

Get Started In Stand-Up

We've got some copies of Logan Murray's great tutorial book Get Started In Stand-Up to hand out to comedians. Enter

Dave's Election Night

Dave's Election Night

Channel Dave is to broadcast a one-off documentary focusing on Al Murray as he lobbies in the General Election. Read

Alan Partridge book sequel

Alan Partridge book sequel

A sequel to Alan Partridge's smash hit autobiography, I, Partridge, will be published in 2016. Read

Zig and Zag are back!

Zig and Zag are back!

CBBC has ordered a 26-part animated sitcom series focused around former Big Breakfast characters Zig & Zag. Read