If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One.

If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One

Comedy Central Extra stand-up. 1 episode in 2011. Stars Stewart Lee.

If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One

TV broadcast of the stand-up comedy show in which Stewart Lee explores the formal limits of the art form

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2011
Channel
Comedy Central Extra
Episodes
1
Star
Stewart Lee
Writer
Stewart Lee
Director
Tim Kirkby
Producer
Colin Dench

TV's Frankie Boyle has declared that no-one over 40 should do stand-up, as the old comedians lose their edge and their anger. Stewart Lee is 42 and Frankie's heartless Scottish words have made him wonder if it's worth carrying on.

Undaunted, the furiously baffled comedian tries to win round the legendarily harsh Glasgow audience with a crowd-pleasing McIntyre-style routine about coffee shops, but is distracted by scores of imaginary pirates; he tries to talk about every day middle aged men's concerns, but is drawn into a forty minute rant against Top Gear and all it stands for; he attempts to find some common ground with happy childhood memories that he and the audience can share, but is instead consumed with loathing and despair as a result of a Magners' Cider advertising campaign.

Recorded live at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Lee's award-winning If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One is a vast and all-consuming epic of stand-up comedy, exploring the absolute formal limits of the art form. There are also some jokes.

Production Details

Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th May 2011 on Comedy Central Extra at 11:20pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Monday 13th January 2014 at 2:25am

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