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.

  • Episode 2 repeated Saturday at 4:20am on CC Extra

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Series 1, Episode 6 - Growing Up

Johnny Vegas buttons up his duffle coat and takes an irreverent look at life, all the way from our earliest memories of being a baby, and up to becoming an adult but still acting like a baby.

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In The Funny Thing about Growing Up, Johnny Vegas buttons up his duffle coat and takes an irreverent look at life, all the way from our earliest memories of being a baby, and up to becoming an adult but still acting like a baby.

Top comedians and celebrities offer their real-life stories, confessions and anecdotes to bring their childhoods to life for viewers' amusement. What made Suzanne Shaw mess herself up a tree? What made Megan McKenna mess herself behind the sofa? How did 'H' from Steps make Gary Barlow mess himself? Are we detecting a theme here?

Luckily there are some cleaner recollections. Whose mum used their head to crack eggs, and who used to taunt new co-workers with a giant onion ring? Whose treasure hunt party turned up a secret stash of condoms, and who went to school with Hard-On Harvey? Okay, those were not much cleaner, but growing up is a messy business--and a funny one.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Time
10:30pm
Channel
Channel 5
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 9th March 2024 at 4:30am on CC Extra

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 21st January 2020 4:00am C5
Wednesday 12th February 2020 4:00am C5
Tuesday 19th January 2021 4:00am C5
Wednesday 19th May 2021 4:00am C5
Saturday 28th August 2021 4:20am C5
Saturday 5th February 2022 3:05am C5
Saturday 2nd April 2022 4:10am C5
Tuesday 26th April 2022 3:55am C5
Saturday 25th June 2022 4:00am C5
Monday 10th October 2022 4:40am C5
Saturday 3rd December 2022 4:15am C5
Tuesday 9th May 2023 3:50am C5
Thursday 12th October 2023 3:50am C5
Monday 18th December 2023 4:15am C5
Monday 1st January 2024 3:00am C5

Cast & crew

Cast
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
Sam Nixon Guest
Mark Rhodes 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
Ian Watkins (as Ian 'H' Watkins) Guest
Josie Gibson Guest
Bec Hill Guest
Kate Lucas Guest
Tez Ilyas Guest
Elis James Guest
John Robins Guest
Sian Welby Guest
James Jordan Guest
Ola Jordan Guest
Matt Richardson Guest
James Argent (as James 'Arg' Argent) Guest
Sophie Willan Guest
Mo Gilligan Guest
Kae Kurd Guest
Carl Fogarty Guest
Mawaan Rizwan Guest
Patrick Monahan 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
Mike McKenna Editor
Craig Harbour Editor
Will Lodge Director of Photography

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