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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Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon is set to host a BBC Children in Need concert featuring comedy about Sir Tom Jones. Read

Taskmaster interviews

Taskmaster interviews

The comedians involved in new channel Dave show Taskmaster talk about taking part in the bizarre challenges. Read

Crackanory - Series 3

Crackanory - Series 3

Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with star readers set to include Christopher Lloyd. Read

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop. Read

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of Hank Zipzer. Read

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang - the musical comedy act delivers 'songs of questionable taste' - talks about his career. Read

You're Back In The Room

You're Back In The Room

Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room. Read

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

Glory Pearl explains why she will be performing her Edinburgh Fringe shows totally naked. Read

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, maybe as an online show. Read

Reading & Leeds preview

Reading & Leeds preview

Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan and Seann Walsh, amongst the many comedians at Reading and Leeds festivals. Read