Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Series 2 (2009)
Thursday 9th June 2011
Stewart Lee is once again on stage at the atmospheric Mildmay Club for the second series of his Bafta-nominated series. Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Series 2, released on DVD from 2entertain on 20th June 2011, features six tautly written sets by the man who is officially Britain's twelfth best stand-up comedian (Channel 4's 100 Best Stand-Ups, April 2010). Punctuating the performances, Armando Iannucci (The Thick Of It) destroys Stewart's self-esteem in a series of no holds barred interviews. Guests include the septuagenarian stand-up Arnold Brown, the comic book guru Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell), and a giant Japanese moth.
Opening the series, Stewart looks at the subject of charity, but is distracted by crisps. Stewart has another go in a later episode, but is distracted by Adrian Chiles' similarity to a Toby jug. In other episodes, the "comedians' comedian" chooses between town and country, denigrates national identity, explores the difference between the idealistic alternative comics of the Eighties and the petty minded practitioners of today, and appears to use personal experience to reveal David Cameron's cabal as champagne swilling bullies.
Unlike any other stand-up series on television today, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is staged and shot to capture the real intensity of live comedy, and transfers it to the television medium with an accuracy that is without precedent.
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