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Show Me The Funny

ITV factual / stand-up. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Features Jason Manford, Alan Davies, Kate Copstick, Alfie Moore, Cole Parker, Dan Mitchell, Ellie Taylor and others.

Series 1, Episode 3 - School

This week, the remaining eight comedians go back to school. Guest judge Ross Noble will help decide which comic is going home for good.

Further details

Playtime is over after another unsettling gig for the comics, this time in front of a school of 12 to 14 year old students. Once they've all performed their set, it's back to class to find out who failed to make the grade and will be heading home.

As they decide who should be brought back in the bottom two, guest judge Ross Noble has a dig at the ever-stern Kate Copstick, mockingly impersonating her cut throat approach: "If I had an ounce of humanity in my soul..." But she bluntly interrupts: "That's not what I'm here for."

After calamitous performances, Rudi and Cole are called back to discover their fate with Kate's sharp tongue immediately cutting in: "Rudi, you need to get over yourself. You're too old, too ugly and too experienced to be mucking about like this, but I believe you could do better."

Next up is Cole, with Alan Davies offering some constructive advice: "Cole you're in my bottom two each week, you need to find out who you are." But Kate's judgment is far more severe as she explodes: "Cole I think you're quite shit. I've seen you three weeks on the trot and I don't think you are a good comic and I don't think you can read a room. Your comedic ego has been writing cheques that your talent can't cash, obviously for many, many, many years."

With a unanimous vote, Cole is sent packing and before he exits the process, he apologises to Kate, saying: "I'm sorry if I upset you." Cole goes on to reflect to himself: "I think comedy is objective, it's like music and not everyone likes every type so fair enough. I had a good show."


Cole Parker was voted out.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st August 2011
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jason Manford Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Self
Kate Copstick Self
Alfie Moore Self
Cole Parker Self
Dan Mitchell Self
Ellie Taylor Self
Patrick Monahan Self
Rudi Lickwood Self
Stuart Goldsmith Self
Tiffany Stevenson Self
Guest cast
Ross Noble Guest
Writing team
Jason Manford Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Paul Durgan Director
Eireann Sharpe Producer
Emma Sayce Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Claire Zolkwer Executive Producer
Jeremy Salsby Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Liz Collier Producer
Paul Durgan Producer
Francesca Maudslay Producer

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