People Just Do Nothing. Image shows from L to R: Decoy (Daniel Sylvester Woolford), Steves (Steve Stamp), Grindah (Allan Mustafa), Beats (Hugo Chegwin). Copyright: Roughcut Television
People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC Three (Online) / BBC Three
  • 2012 - 2018
  • 28 episodes (5 series)

Mockumentary that follows the lives of people connected to the West London pirate radio station Kurupt FM. Stars Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry, Steve Stamp, Daniel Sylvester Woolford and more.

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Punching up: how British comedy became kinder and more inclusive - without losing its edge

As British politics has got crueller, our comedy has gone in the opposite direction, becoming a haven of decency and diversity. In this extract from his new book, Different Times, David Stubbs asks if these gentler comics are the new cutting edge.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 17th July 2023

100 BBC TV gamechangers

The Sooty Show, Goodness Gracious Me and Hancock's Half Hour have been named amongst 23 comedy titles in a BFI list of the 100 most important television programmes from the BBC, as the broadcaster marks its 100th anniversary.

British Film Institute, 28th April 2022

The last laugh: is the television sitcom really dead?

From Friends to The Thick Of It, the TV sitcom has evolved - but it's no longer in rude health. Enter offbeat shows like Stath Lets Flats, bringing joy and potential redemption.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 26th October 2021

Kurupt FM announce UK tour for February 2022

The group's Greatest Hits Arena* Tour won't actually visit any arenas, though.

Sam Moore, NME, 28th September 2021

People Just Do Nothing documentary coming to BBC

The stars of People Just Do Nothing have reunited to make a documentary about their rise from internet obscurity to television popularity and upcoming feature film Big In Japan, for a new BBC Three documentary, Kurupting The Industry: The People Just Do Nothing Story.

British Comedy Guide, 20th July 2021

Kurupt FM reunite to take over Subway's instore radio

Pirate radio station Kurupt FM has announced a unique takeover of Subway's in-store radio network next week. They will be broadcasting daily from Monday 17 May.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th May 2021

Kurupt FM on swapping music for podcasting

As the crew behind Brentford's premier pirate radio station release a second series of their audio show, Rich Pelley joins them at their HQ for an afternoon rant.

Rich Pelley, The Guardian, 13th November 2020

13 best British comedy shows on Netflix right now

The beauty of British comedy is how fleeting it is. The US version of The Office dragged on into nine interminable seasons. The British original? Fourteen episodes and done.

Esquire, 22nd August 2020

People Just Do Nothing team developing crime comedy The Curse

The People Just Do Nothing team are making a 1980s-set crime-based comedy drama for Channel 4 with Tom Davis. The Curse is based on a true story about a gang involved in a robbery who get more than they bargained for once they have the loot.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd July 2020

US People Just Do Nothing remake not going forward

The U.S. remake of People Just Do Nothing is not going to series at Amazon.

Peter White, Deadline, 15th January 2020

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