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 2, Episode 6 - Kevin

The Alternative Comedy Experience. Helen Keen. Copyright: Comedy Central
Maeve Higgins, Josie Long, Bridget Christie, Helen Keen, and Helen Arney conspire in the first ever all-female stand up show on TV, ruined only by backstage interviews with man Stewart Lee.

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Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th August 2014
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 23rd August 2014 1:50am Comedy Central
Tuesday 26th August 2014 2:35am CC Extra
Thursday 11th June 2015 1:30am CC Extra
Thursday 11th June 2015 3:00am CC Extra
Wednesday 12th August 2015 1:30am CC Extra
Wednesday 12th August 2015 3:00am CC Extra
Wednesday 1st June 2016 1:30am CC Extra
Friday 10th February 2017 1:30am CC Extra
Saturday 11th February 2017 3:45am CC Extra
Wednesday 1st November 2017 3:45am CC Extra
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 3:25am CC Extra
Wednesday 15th August 2018 3:25am CC Extra
Thursday 20th June 2019 2:30am CC Extra
Friday 25th September 2020 1:00am CC Extra
Sunday 27th September 2020 2:35am CC Extra
Thursday 10th March 2022 2:00am Comedy Central
Monday 6th February 2023 3:25am CC Extra
Tuesday 5th March 2024 2:30am Comedy Central

Cast & crew

Stewart Lee Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Helen Keen Guest
Maeve Higgins Guest
Josie Long Guest
Bridget Christie Guest
Production team
Tim Kirkby Director
Colin Dench Producer
Stewart Lee Executive Producer
Colin Dench Executive Producer
Jon Blow Editor


Helen Keen

Helen Keen divulges what happened when she stumbled upon the fact that the long-lost love of her twenties was getting married. After some online stalking, she decided that - by the look of her tweets - the new lady "may have got him... but never really got the use of the possessive apostrophe".

Featuring: Helen Keen.

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