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The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

The Last Leg

Channel 4 chat show where three guys with four legs discuss last week. 143 episodes (13 series), 2012 - 2017. Stars Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker.

Next new episode is on Friday at 9pm. Series 12, Christmas Special
Catch-up on Episode 12 on All 4   Series 12, Episode 12 is repeated tomorrow at 2:40am
Recording at The London Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe return for their 12th live series of Friday night irreverence, poking sharpened satirical sticks into the underside of events from the past seven days. Tonight's guests helping the triumvirate of tomfoolery tackle talking points from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics are New Avenger/Ab Fabber Joanna Lumley and - no stranger to topically tinged standup himself - Russell Howard.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 29th September 2017

The relentlessly hopeful comedy of The Last Leg

There is one show that consistently acknowledges the shock and anger but also challenges me to replace the despair with something else: hope. That show is Channel 4's The Last Leg, starring Adam Hills, Alex Brooker, and Josh Widdicombe.

Christine Brandel, Pop Matters, 16th August 2017

The last in the current series of Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe's late-night talkshow comes complete with a special celebrity guest: US-vice-president-turned-environmental activist Al Gore. As well as helping the boys dissect the week's news - who knows, he may even have something to say on current matters in the White House - he'll be plugging his movie An Inconvenient Sequel, the follow-up to his 2006 doc An Inconvenient Truth.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 11th August 2017

Aussie comedian Adam Hills and his cohorts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker continue to prove that a lasting and satisfying legacy to an Olympic event is indeed possible on occasion, and not just for West Ham United FC. Five years on from 2012, and still delivering a strong late-night comedy chat game, the trio take on both the amusing and sometimes the thorny stories of the week, as well as busting out their taboo-challenging "Is it OK?" section.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 4th August 2017

It is presumably a source of great satisfaction to Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe that this chatshow - which began with a focus on disability issues - has completely transcended its original brief to become a sparky and engaging Friday night fixture with universal appeal. But tonight, it's back on its original beat, welcoming Ellie Simmonds, Jonnie Peacock and Liam Malone to discuss the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 21st July 2017

The Last Leg team launch online spin-off

Channel 4 has launched Last Leg: The Correspondents, an online series in which comedians investigate topical stories on behalf of the comedy show.

British Comedy Guide, 20th June 2017

The Last Leg: Re-United Kingdom review

The message running through the evening was that, following the example of Jo Cox, we should seek to set aside our differences and remember what we have in common.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 17th June 2017

Preview - The Last Leg: Re-United Kingdom

Inspired by the courageous MP, Jo Cox, tonight's extended episode of The Last Leg, is dedicated to all her hard work and beliefs.

Eloise Craven-Todd, On The Box, 16th June 2017

Elections, eh? We've been burned before by parties that promised the world, beckoned in by beaming frontmen, only to see hope cruelly crushed by hard reality. But never mind, here's an extended edition of The Last Leg, with Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe sifting through the flotsam of polling day. Guests include Steve Coogan, Brendan Cox and any politicians still willing to appear on camera.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 9th June 2017

Preview - The Last Leg: Elegtion Special

To quote Edmund Blackadder: "The hustings are over, the bunting is down, the mad hysteria is at an end. After the chaos of a general election, we can return to normal."

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 9th June 2017

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