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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 5 - Comedy

Stewart reminds the audience, in case anyone had forgotten, that he is, in fact, a comedian.

Preview clips

Further details

"I live opposite a fire station. One day, one of the firemen asked me what I do for a living and I said I was a stand-up comedian, and he said: 'You must be very brave. Stand-up comedy is the hardest job in the world.' I said: 'It is, and I am glad that you, of all people, appreciate that.'"

Stewart Lee, arguably one of the finest stand-ups working in Britain today, reminds the audience, in case anyone had forgotten, that he is, in fact, a comedian. Tonight, he talks about the comedian who has been the biggest influence on his career, how the noble art of stand-up comedy works, and where he sees it going in the future - in retrospect probably not a good idea.


This episode was originally scheduled to air as the final episode in the series, but was swapped with the billed episode - about religion - shortly before broadcast.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th April 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 7th December 2009 11:20pm BBC2
Friday 10th June 2011 1:00am Dave
Saturday 16th July 2011 1:50am Dave
Thursday 28th July 2011 12:45am Dave
Tuesday 9th August 2011 1:35am Dave
Wednesday 31st August 2011 2:05am Dave
Sunday 17th May 2015 11:40pm Gold
Monday 18th May 2015 2:15am Gold
Saturday 8th August 2015 1:00am Gold
Saturday 8th August 2015 3:30am Gold
Saturday 7th November 2015 11:40pm Gold
Sunday 8th November 2015 2:45am Gold
Monday 22nd February 2016 12:50am Gold
Monday 22nd February 2016 3:30am Gold
Monday 23rd May 2016 2:05am Gold
Saturday 21st January 2017 11:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

Stewart Lee Host / Presenter
Peter Serafinowicz Voice Over (Voice)
Paul Putner Ensemble Actor
Kevin Eldon Ensemble Actor
Simon Munnery Ensemble Actor
Stephen K Amos Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Tony Law Ensemble Actor
Gail Brand 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


Lee and Iannucci - Comedy

Stewart and Armando talk about comedy. This video also includes footage of the show's warm-up act, Stephen Carlin.

Featuring: Armando Iannucci & Stewart Lee.

The Apple Sketch

A spoof of sketches from the 1970s.

Featuring: Kevin Eldon & Paul Putner.

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