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Funny Business (2013)

BBC Two documentary. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Features John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Clive Anderson, Barry Cryer 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)
Features
John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Clive Anderson, Barry Cryer, Ross Noble 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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 16th January 2013 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 23rd February 2013 on BBC Two at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Saturday 23rd February 2013 at 10:30pm on BBC HD