How Do I Get Up There?. Image shows from L to R: Chris Forbes, James Allenby-Kirk. Copyright: The Comedy Unit
How Do I Get Up There?

How Do I Get Up There?

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two Scotland
  • 2014
  • 1 pilot

BBC Scotland sketch show pilot starring the comedy troupe of the same name. Featuring Chris Forbes, James Kirk and Kevin Mains. Stars Chris Forbes, James Allenby-Kirk, Kevin Mains, Kate Bracken, Jim Sweeney and Josh York

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2014
Channels
BBC Two Scotland
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Chris Forbes, James Allenby-Kirk, Kevin Mains, Kate Bracken, Jim Sweeney and Josh York
Writers
Chris Forbes, James Allenby-Kirk, Kevin Mains and Chris Grady
Director
Iain Davidson
Producers
Chris Grady, Rab Christie and Ewan Angus
Companies

A riotous sketch show, written by and starring young Scottish comedy trio Chris Forbes, James Kirk and Kevin Mains.

Based on their hugely popular live shows and following on from successful shows at the Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy festivals, How Do I Get Up There? mixes surprising characters and familiar scenarios in a weird and wonderful world.

This fresh new mix of scenarios includes an ingenious style of police interrogation while a team-building exercise led by two over-excitable instructors quickly gets extremely physical.

A bouncer takes his strict door policy very seriously and there's the introduction of a bold, new, hero, Billy McAllistair, who appears whenever help is needed, accompanied by his trusty band of pals.

A long-suffering office dweller is driven to breaking point by sinister noises from 'the outside' and a couple out for a quiet drink are interrupted by Gabriel, the finest horse impersonator ever to gallop in from the internet.

Elsewhere, a lollipop man has a stressful first day on the job; three hot-headed strangers debate the rules and etiquette of pushing the button at a pedestrian crossing; and the comedy sketch show ponders which alcoholic drink is the sexiest of all time.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 26th October 2014 at 10pm on BBC Two Scotland
Episode length
30 minutes

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