I'm Spazticus. Copyright: Zeitgeist Television
I'm Spazticus

I'm Spazticus

  • TV sketch show
  • Channel 4
  • 2005 - 2013
  • 9 episodes (2 series)

Hidden camera prank show in which disabled performers prank able-bodied members of the public. Aims to highlight the public's attitude. Stars Tim Baggaley, Tim Gebbels, Toby Hewston, Simon Stevens, Maxwell Laird and more.

I'm Spazticus. Copyright: Zeitgeist Television

Key details

Sketch Show
2005 - 2013
Channel 4
9 (1 pilot + 2 series), plus 2 highlights specials
Tim Baggaley, Tim Gebbels, Toby Hewston, Simon Stevens, Maxwell Laird, Peter Mitchell, Tanyalee Davis, Martin Dougan and more
Jamie O'Leary
Gemma Rawcliffe, Jamie O'Leary and Paul Hupfield
Dan Whitehead, Jemma Gander, Gina Lyons and Jamie O'Leary

I'm Spazticus is a prank show featuring disabled performers pranking able-bodied members of the public.

The show mixes hidden camera and mockumentary style shooting to create a series of situations. Alongside a number of recurring characters, there will also be host of one-offs throughout the series.

We see the results of a foul mouthed talking guide dog who people happily engage in conversation with, and discover how the public fair when they volunteer to take part in Police line-ups and have to pretend they have the same disability as the other 'unusual' suspects, and the reaction of finding a wheelchair parachutist stuck in a tree....

The show also sees a mock disability awareness stand being set-up in a shopping centre, asking members of the public to place (by physically moving them) different disabled people in the order of the disability they would least like to have. So, who goes to the end of the queue: the blind man, dwarf, amputee or person with cerebral palsy?

The pilot episode, first aired on Channel 4 in 2005, won a Superfest International Disability Award.

Additional details

Part of

Channel 4's Funny Fortnight

Also known as
  • Comedy Lab: I'm Spazticus
Camera set-up
Single camera
Dwarf Punch Sandwich performed by Underclass UK.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th May 2005 at 11:40pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

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