The Alternative Comedy Experience. Image shows from L to R: Josie Long, David Kay, Stewart Lee, Henning Wehn, Simon Munnery, Paul Sinha, Phil Nichol, Tony Law, Paul Foot. Copyright: Comedy Central
The Alternative Comedy Experience

The Alternative Comedy Experience

  • TV stand-up
  • Comedy Central
  • 2013 - 2014
  • 25 episodes (2 series)

Stewart Lee curates a series of stand-up nights featuring alternative comedians. Recorded for Comedy Central.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - Rice Pudding

The Alternative Comedy Experience. Image shows from L to R: Phil Nichol, Stewart Lee, Bridget Christie, David Kay, Alun Cochrane. Copyright: Comedy Central
Charged comedy from Phil Nichol contrasted by the gentle David Kay, political satirist Andy Zaltzman, and funnyman Alun Cochrane. Backstage interviews by Stewart Lee.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th March 2013
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 6th March 2013 10:30pm Comedy Central
Friday 8th March 2013 11:30pm Comedy Central
Sunday 10th March 2013 11:35pm Comedy Central
Monday 6th May 2013 3:05am CC Extra
Monday 6th May 2013 11:30pm CC Extra
Tuesday 7th May 2013 3:35am CC Extra
Monday 17th February 2014 11:30pm CC Extra
Tuesday 18th February 2014 2:35am CC Extra
Sunday 23rd February 2014 1:00am CC Extra
Monday 24th February 2014 3:00am CC Extra
Tuesday 28th October 2014 2:20am CC Extra
Thursday 21st May 2015 1:30am CC Extra
Thursday 21st May 2015 3:00am CC Extra
Tuesday 10th May 2016 1:30am CC Extra
Thursday 11th August 2016 1:30am CC Extra
Tuesday 17th January 2017 1:30am CC Extra
Wednesday 18th January 2017 3:45am CC Extra
Thursday 19th October 2017 3:00am CC Extra
Tuesday 27th March 2018 3:20am CC Extra
Wednesday 18th July 2018 2:30am CC Extra
Friday 29th March 2019 3:00am CC Extra
Friday 24th July 2020 12:00am CC Extra
Thursday 24th February 2022 2:00am Comedy Central
Tuesday 31st May 2022 12:00am Comedy Central
Monday 21st November 2022 4:30am CC Extra
Thursday 24th November 2022 2:50am CC Extra
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 12:00am Comedy Central
Friday 26th January 2024 2:00am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Stewart Lee Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Phil Nichol Guest
Bridget Christie Guest
Andy Zaltzman Guest
David Kay Guest
Alun Cochrane Guest
Production team
Tim Kirkby Director
Colin Dench Producer
Sarah Farrell Executive Producer
Stewart Lee Executive Producer
Jon Blow Editor

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