Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee. Copyright: BBC
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 4, Episode 1 - Wealth

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee. Copyright: BBC
Stewart Lee returns to BBC Two with a fourth series of his Comedy Vehicle. In this first episode Stewart looks at wealth.

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Further details

Filmed in front of a live audience at the Mildmay Club in Stoke Newington, this fourth series is full of brand-new stand-up material. Each episode covers a different topic, with themes this series including patriotism, wealth, islamophobia, the migrant crisis, death, and childhood memories.

Script Editor Chris Morris returns as the 'hostile interrogator'. Chris quizzes Stewart about his approach to stand-up comedy and his attitudes toward his audience and the comedy industry.

In this episode, Stewart explores wealth by talking about losing out on a BAFTA to Graham Norton and comparing his role as a comedian to the roles of sex workers.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 3rd March 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Stewart Lee Host / Presenter
Chris Morris Self
Writing team
Stewart Lee Writer
Chris Morris Script Editor
Production team
Tim Kirkby Director
Richard Webb Producer
Stewart Lee Associate Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer

Video

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Stewart Lee explains how he used to go orienteering with Napalm Death.

Featuring: Stewart Lee.

Press

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle roars back

Billed as addressing wealth, it was more specific than that: it was about Lee's wealth, or lack of it.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 4th March 2016

"No one is equipped to review me," says Lee, beginning the fourth round of his standup series. He's joking. Kind of. By now, he's basically Oscar Wilde: it's practically impossible to divine any meaning from his increasingly complex pose. Lee says he adopts a snobbish persona to make people "laugh in spite of me, not because of me". Hopefully, that's not a rare moment of earnestness: this is a show dominated by a commentary on audience reaction, real and imagined, that's unlikely to have anyone in stitches.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 3rd March 2016

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle review

Accused of intellectual snobbery, Stewart Lee hits back, pointing out that it's a valid performance device, under the theatrical technique of Brechtian alienation. Thus explaining himself and reinforcing the criticism in one kamikaze blow.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 3rd March 2016

Stewart Lee interviewed

Stewart Lee is back with another series of Comedy Vehicle. He tells Simon Price his thoughts on Lenny Bruce, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, swimming through piss, Brexit and the pitfalls of being constantly misunderstood.

Simon Price, The Quietus, 3rd March 2016

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