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Man Down

Man Down

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2013 - 2017
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom starring Greg Davies as Dan, a teacher with crushing character flaws. Also features Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak, Gwyneth Powell, Stephanie Cole, Jeany Spark and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 734

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Anyone who enjoys the madcap stand-up routines of Greg Davies will love his new sitcom... it is very funny.

The Times, 18th October 2013

Greg Davies on writing his new sitcom

The stand-up and Inbetweeners headmaster is readying his new Channel 4 comedy Man Down. But, he says, writing for TV is a lot tougher than getting up on stage.

Greg Davies, The Guardian, 17th October 2013

Greg Davies: how to hire your hero

Routinely described as 'a fat Rik Mayall', comedian-actor Greg Davies explains how he got his doppelgänger-hero into his new show - sitcom Man Down.

Greg Davies, Time Out, 16th October 2013

Silly is something comedy shies away from now. If it's not a mockumentary, it's sarcastic verging on outright nastiness. Silly is a precious aspect to comedy, one that should be cherished and encouraged. This is certainly one of the silliest comedies for some time and what's even more endearing is that it's a silly sitcom, which is as rare as an open letter not being sent to Miley Cyrus. The extremely tall Greg Davies channels his time as a drama teacher (one in real life, not as Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners) to play a useless drama teacher who still hasn't grown up, which leads to generous servings of his bare legs and crotch. In a terrific piece of casting, Rik Mayall - someone Greg is routinely described as being a tall version of - plays his near-sadistic father, who delights in elaborate practical jokes. After the first episode, you'll check your back seat first before you climb into your car...

Toby Earle, MSN Entertainment, 13th October 2013

TV Preview: Man Down

Greg Davies' high velocity lunacy is in full effect. And for that we should give huge, six foot eight inch high thanks.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 7th October 2013

Man Down, written by and starring 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Greg Davies, is, I can reveal, laugh-out-loud funny.

Veronica Lee, The Independent, 6th October 2013

At last, a British sitcom that will make you laugh!

Peal the bells, crack open the bubbly, do what ever you do to mark unexpectedly good news. Because at last a new British sitcom has landed and it is actually, you know, quite good.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 3rd October 2013

Greg Davies: 'I came so close to madness'

Davies turned to comedy after an 'epiphany' that he was reluctant to talk about, save to mention that it came after 'a really strange thing [that] happened in a floatation tank. It was bought for me by an Australian woman.'

Chortle, 27th August 2013

Man Down review

At heart, it's a brilliant example of a mainstream sitcom (just with a bit too much swearing for primetime) but with a twist and heart of its own. Channel 4 - and Greg Davies - deserve to have a monster hit on their hands.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 27th August 2013

Channel 4 orders Christmas special of Man Down

Channel 4 has ordered a Christmas special of Man Down - the new sitcom starring Greg Davies - before the first episode has aired.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd August 2013

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