I'm Spazticus. Copyright: Zeitgeist Television.

I'm Spazticus

Channel 4 sketch show / prank show with disabled talent. 11 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2005 - 2013. Stars Tim Baggaley, Tim Gebbels, Toby Hewston, Simon Stevens and others.

I'm Spazticus. Copyright: Zeitgeist Television.

I'm Spazticus

Hidden camera prank show in which disabled performers prank able-bodied members of the public. Aims to highlight the public's attitude

Genres
Sketch Show, Prank Show
Broadcast
2005 - 2013
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
11   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Starring
Tim Baggaley, Tim Gebbels, Toby Hewston, Simon Stevens, Maxwell Laird, Peter Mitchell, Tanyalee Davis, Martin Dougan and others
Writer
Jamie O'Leary
Directors
Gemma Rawcliffe, Jamie O'Leary and Paul Hupfield
Producers
Dan Whitehead, Jemma Gander and Gina Lyons

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.

Production Details

Part of

Channel 4's Funny Fortnight

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Lab: I'm Spazticus (Other official name)
Soundtrack
Dwarf Punch Sandwich performed by Underclass UK.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th May 2005 on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 11th December 2013 on Channel 4 at 11:50pm
Last repeat
Saturday 20th August 2016 at 1:05am

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