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Funny Business (2013)

BBC Two documentary. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Eddie Mair, John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Clive Anderson and others.

Funny Business

Documentary looking at various aspects of the British comedy industry

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2013
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Starring
Eddie Mair, John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Clive Anderson, Barry Cryer and others
Directors
Richard Marson, John Holdsworth and Peter Jamieson
Producers
Richard Marson, John Holdsworth and Peter Jamieson

A documentary series looking at various aspects of the British comedy industry.

Episode one reveals the vast sums available to comics willing to host and perform for private, corporate events, and take part in television adverts.

The second episode looks at the money men behind the stage, how deals are done and what's involved in comedy contracts.

Finally, episode three takes to the waves and examines the lucrative microcosm of the entertainment industry that thrives aboard cruise liners criss-crossing the globe.

Contributors to the series include John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Clive Anderson and Barry Cryer.

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