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Steve Coogan: Stand Up Down Under

Sky Atlantic factual / stand-up. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Features Steve Coogan and Anna Stockton.

Steve Coogan: Stand Up Down Under

Two-part series which charts the highs and lows of Steve Coogan's 2009 tour across Australia and New Zealand

Genres
Factual, Stand-Up
Broadcast
2013
Channel
Sky Atlantic
Episodes
2   (1 series)
Features
Steve Coogan and Anna Stockton
Director
Dave Lambert
Producers
Dave Lambert, Steve Coogan and Henry Normal

Two one-hour specials which chart the highs and lows of Steve Coogan's 2009 tour across Australia and New Zealand.

Featuring exclusive footage from his live shows as well as unrestricted backstage access, this is a warts-and-all documentary charting the highs and lows of the comedian's trip Down Under.

For the tour, Steve brought back four of his bestloved characters: Mancunian wastrel Paul Calf; Paul's foul-mouthed sister Pauline; Portuguese singer and self-proclaimed lady's man Tony Ferrino; and inimitable local broadcaster Alan Partridge. Footage of Steve's performances throughout the tour gives an illuminating insight into how he brought these characters back to life, honing and perfecting them for his Antipodean audience.

The documentary lays bare the pressures of touring as Steve and his skeleton production crew battle nerves, stress, jetlag and homesickness off-stage while coping with inevitable on-stage mishaps, from rogue microphones and troublesome faux facial hair to drunken hecklers.

As the relentless touring schedule and demanding media commitments begin to take their toll, a disillusioned Coogan declares he's fallen out of love with performing. But despite the strains, the elation that comes from bringing down a packed theatre is plain to see, and there are some genuinely touching moments.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th August 2013 on Sky Atlantic at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 7th August 2013 on Sky Atlantic at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Thursday 1st January 2015 at 10:00pm
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