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Utterly Outrageous Comedy

Channel 5 documentary series exploring boundary-pushing comedy. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Features Abigoliah Schamaun, David Quantick, Grace Dent, Jamie East and Jennifer Saunders.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Celebrity & Politics

Jennifer Saunders narrates a look at the most shocking and outlandish comedy ever seen on TV. Clips come from Dame Edna's show, Shooting Stars, Mrs Merton and Extras. Plus, Harry Enfield, Ali G, the Pub Landlord and The Day Today.

Further details

This episode remembers the time Jeffrey Archer appeared as a guest on Dame Edna's show, while columnist Grace Dent recalls Shooting Stars, and Dom Joly discusses the late Caroline Aherne's popular Mrs Merton. There are also more hilarious clips from Ricky Gervais's sitcom Extras, Leigh Francis vehicle Bo' Selecta!, and stand-up groundbreaker Joan Rivers, plus contributions from UK comedians Gina Yashere, Stephen Bailey and Kerry Godliman.

Then there's politics, with Hal Cruttenden remembering The New Statesman, Jeffrey Archer recalling Spitting Image, and Julia Hartley-Brewer offering her blue-tinged thoughts on The Thick Of It. This episode also includes clips from Harry Enfield, Ali G, Pub Landlord Al Murray and The Day Today, with additional contributions from Katy Brand, Dom Joly, Steve Furst and the Rev Richard Coles.

Broadcast details

Sunday 30th June 2019
Channel 5
115 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Abigoliah Schamaun Self
David Quantick Self
Grace Dent Self
Jamie East Self
Jennifer Saunders Narrator
Guest cast
Evelyn Mok Self
Boyd Hilton Self
Fin Taylor Self
Paul Putner Self
Steve Furst Self
Richard Coles (as Rev. Richard Coles) Self
Joe Sutherland Self
Alun Cochrane Self
Julia Hartley-Brewer Self
Jayde Adams Self
Stephen Bailey Self
Katy Brand Self
Gina Yashere Self
Dom Joly Self
Barry Cryer Self
Jeffrey Archer Self
Caroline Frost Self
Ayesha Hazarika Self
Lucy Porter Self
London Hughes Self
Kerry Godliman Self
Eshaan Akbar Self
Pippa Evans Self
Fern Brady Self
Ivo Graham Self
Tez Ilyas Self
Samira Ahmed Self
Zoe Lyons Self
Jen Brister Self
Hal Cruttenden Self
Tony Law Self
Production team
Kate Staples Series Producer
Richard Ward Producer
Matt Edmonds Executive Producer
Andrew Newman Executive Producer
Greg Barnett Executive Producer

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