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Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

  • TV stand-up / sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2016
  • 24 episodes (4 series)

Stand-up comedy show, punctuated with sketches. Stewart Lee tackle a different topic each week in his own inimitable fashion. Also features Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Peter Serafinowicz, Paul Putner, Kevin Eldon and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Global Financial Crisis

Stewart comments that it's not easy making a comedy show about a global financial crisis. But he's going to give it a go.

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"What kind of creature makes his home in an investment opportunity? Only man. Home and investment are not the same thing. Home is a basic requirement of life. Like food. When squirrels hide acorns they are not trying to play the acorn market."

Stewart comments that it's not easy making a comedy show about a global financial crisis. But he's going to give it a go, trying to find out how the financial markets got themselves into this mess and who's going to get them out of it.

He also discovers that destroying your own home just might pay off; that those who put money under the bed and not in the bank were right all along; and - most horrifying of all - in London, one is never more than 10 ft from an estate agent. At least he's got fond memories of Woolworths, MFI and Zavvi...

Broadcast details

Monday 6th April 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 23rd November 2009 11:10pm Dave
Friday 27th May 2011 1:00am Dave
Saturday 9th July 2011 1:00am Dave
Tuesday 12th July 2011 1:10am Dave
Thursday 4th August 2011 1:35am Dave
Saturday 17th September 2011 1:35am Dave
Thursday 29th September 2011 1:35am Dave
Sunday 26th April 2015 11:40pm Gold
Monday 27th April 2015 2:20am Gold
Thursday 6th August 2015 1:00am Gold
Thursday 6th August 2015 3:30am Gold
Saturday 17th October 2015 11:40pm Gold
Sunday 18th October 2015 2:50am Gold
Monday 8th February 2016 12:50am Gold
Monday 8th February 2016 3:30am Gold
Sunday 22nd May 2016 1:45am Gold
Saturday 14th January 2017 11:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

Stewart Lee Host / Presenter
Paul Putner Ensemble Actor
Kevin Eldon Ensemble Actor
Tara Flynn Ensemble Actor
Miles Jupp Ensemble Actor
Simon Munnery Ensemble Actor
Cathryn Bradshaw Ensemble Actor
Sarah Thom Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Arnold Brown Pensioner
Tim Vine War Reporter
Paul Jay (as Eugene Cheese) Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Stewart Lee Writer
Chris Morris Script Editor
Production team
Tim Kirkby Director
Richard Webb Producer
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
Anthony Boys (as Ant 'Pants' Boys) Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer



Stewart looks back on the demise of Woolworths.

Featuring: Stewart Lee.

Lee and Iannucci - Global Financial Crisis

Stewart and Armando chat about the current state of the economy.

Featuring: Armando Iannucci & Stewart Lee.

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