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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Win Cuckoo Series 1

Win Cuckoo Series 1

Win a copy of Series 1 of Cuckoo on DVD, the sitcom starring Greg Davies and Andy Samberg. Enter

Phoenix Nights to return?

Phoenix Nights to return?

Newspaper reports suggest that Peter Kay is working on bringing Phoenix Nights back for live shows. Read

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck talks Munnery, Bambi, expensive dross at the Fringe, piles of rubbish on BBC3, and more. Read

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr, who played Tony Hancock's dim-witted Australian sidekick, has died at the age of 92. Read

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio Comedy will be running comedy writing information sessions in London and Manchester. Read

Big School interviews

Big School interviews

David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister and Frances de la Tour talk about Big School Series 2. Read

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Lord Alan B'Stard, First Marquess of Haltemprice, has died at the age of 58, it has been confirmed. Read

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle has blasted TV commissioning, Mock The Week, panel show booking, & other topics. Read

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

John Kearns, Alex Edelman and Phil Ellis are winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014. Read

The Wrong Mans 2

The Wrong Mans 2

Plot details have been released about the 2nd series of James Corden and Mathew Baynton's comedy. Read