The Funny Thing About...
The Funny Thing About...

The Funny Thing About...

  • TV comedy
  • Channel 5
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedians offer confessions and anecdotes on a number of topics. Stars Johnny Vegas.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Dating

Johnny Vegas and friends offer an uproariously silly, insightful and frank look at the difficult business of finding love in the 21st century.

Further details

Johnny Vegas and friends offer an uproariously silly, insightful and frank look at the difficult business of finding love in the 21st century: first dates, online dating, text etiquette, dating disasters and inevitable heartbreak. How to meet, where to go, what to do, what not to do, and all the Tinders, Grindrs, hook-ups and chat-up lines in between.

What is the most outrageous chat-up line Arg from TOWIE has ever heard, that still makes him laugh like a maniac to this day? What is the worst place Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea has ever taken a girl on a date? Who said that they would like to bite Vanessa Feltz? Who reckons paintball is the best place for a first date? And who tried to come over all suave like Don Draper from Mad Men, with disastrous consequences?

Broadcast details

Saturday 27th August 2016
Channel 5
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd September 2016 3:10am C5
Friday 14th April 2017 10:00pm My5
Friday 12th May 2017 10:30pm My5
Wednesday 26th July 2017 10:30pm Comedy Central
Saturday 29th July 2017 3:25am CC Extra
Sunday 30th July 2017 3:00am CC Extra
Friday 1st December 2017 11:25pm My5
Friday 8th December 2017 11:25pm My5
Saturday 19th October 2019 1:00am CC Extra
Saturday 4th January 2020 3:10am C5
Thursday 13th February 2020 4:00am C5
Thursday 21st May 2020 4:00am C5
Friday 31st July 2020 4:00am C5
Tuesday 11th August 2020 3:55am C5
Tuesday 29th September 2020 4:30am C5
Thursday 8th October 2020 12:00am CC Extra
Monday 15th February 2021 1:30am CC Extra
Sunday 4th April 2021 4:00am C5
Saturday 4th September 2021 4:00am C5
Saturday 12th February 2022 3:55am C5
Friday 22nd April 2022 10:00pm CC Extra
Wednesday 27th April 2022 3:55am C5
Sunday 26th June 2022 4:00am C5
Tuesday 27th February 2024 11:00pm CC Extra
Saturday 2nd March 2024 4:30am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Johnny Vegas Narrator
Guest cast
Jessie Cave Guest
Daniel Audritt Guest
Anthea Turner Guest
Tiffany Stevenson (as Tiff Stevenson) Guest
Jason Cook Guest
Iain Stirling Guest
Alfie Brown Guest
Tom Price Guest
Kerry Godliman Guest
Nina Wadia Guest
Suzanne Shaw Guest
Jarred Christmas Guest
James Acaster Guest
Vanessa Feltz Guest
Nish Kumar Guest
David Morgan Guest
Megan McKenna Guest
Ian Smith Guest
Stephen Bailey Guest
Johnny Cochrane Guest
Inel Tomlinson Guest
Mark Dolan Guest
Jamie Laing Guest
Vikki Stone Guest
Josie Gibson Guest
Bec Hill Guest
Elis James Guest
John Robins Guest
James Jordan Guest
Ola Jordan Guest
Louisa Lytton Guest
Matt Richardson Guest
James Argent (as James 'Arg' Argent) Guest
Sophie Willan Guest
Tina Malone Guest
Mo Gilligan Guest
Kae Kurd Guest
Adam Hess Guest
Jorgie Porter Guest
Carl Fogarty Guest
Mawaan Rizwan Guest
Writing team
Will Maclean Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Jack Cheshire Series Director
Jack Cheshire Series Producer
Beren Money Executive Producer
Andra Heritage Executive Producer
Conor Butler Edit Producer
Donicus McGinty Editor

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