The Alternative Comedy Experience, Season 1Closed Captioning
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Over thirty years ago, a new wave of stand-ups spearheaded the Alternative Comedy movement, marking themselves out as different from the safe television turns, the Oxbridge satirists, and the racist and sexist Working Men’s Club comics of the time. THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE captures that same schism happening again. An advance raiding party of modern day Alternative Comedians offering material too clever, thoughtful, radical, satirical, strange, or downright stupid to make it onto the stand-up outlets of contemporary television. THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE was filmed in front of a real comedy club audience during a full week of packed houses at THE STAND COMEDY CLUB, EDINBURGH, faithfully capturing the unique atmosphere at one of the UK’s favourite and longest established live comedy clubs. With its fast-moving distinctive visual style and unique cast THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE is original, unpredictable, and unlike any other live stand-up show on our screens. THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE celebrates the past, the present and the future of the UK comedy circuit and the craft of stand-up comedy at its most original. Renew your faith in this vital live art form. CAST: SIMON MUNNERY, ISY SUTTIE, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE, PHIL NICHOL, ANDY ZALTZMAN, HENNING WEHN, JOSIE LONG, PAUL FOOT, TONY LAW, ELEANOR TIERNAN, DAVID KAY, DAVID O DOHERTY, BRIDGET CHRISTIE, STEPHEN CARLIN, PAUL SINHA, ALUN COCHRANE, SAM SIMMONS, ROBIN INCE, GLENN WOOL, MAEVE HIGGINS and STEWART LEE.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||The first episode of the series filmed in a live comedy club. Henning Wehn and Isy Suttie join tonight's line up of original comedians. Stewart Lee meets them backstage. CAST: CAST: STEWART LEE, ISY SUTTIE, DAVID O DOHERTY, GLENN WOOL, HENNING WEHN, DAVID KAY, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE.||22:44||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||Paul Sinha is joined by David O Doherty, Henning Wehn, and funny women Josie Long, Bridget Christie, and Isy Suttie. Backstage chats with Stewart Lee. CAST: STEWART LEE, PAUL SINHA, JOSIE LONG, HENNING WEHN, DAVID ODOHERTY, ISY SUTTIE, BRIDGET CHRISTIE, DAVID KAY.||24:29||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||Comedy legends Simon Munnery and Boothby Graffoe join tonight's bill filmed in a proper live comedy club. Stewart Lee talks to the acts backstage. CAST: STEWART LEE, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE, BRIDGET CHRISTIE, DAVID KAY, PAUL SINHA, SIMON MUNNERY, JOSIE LONG, DAVID O DOHERTY.||23:40||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||Introducing the brilliant original comedy of Tony Law alongside Josie Long, Simon Munnery, Bridget Christie, Boothby Graffoe, and Paul Sinha. Curated by Stewart Lee. CAST: STEWART LEE, TONY LAW, SIMON MUNNERY, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE, BRIDGET CHRISTIE, JOSIE LONG, PAUL SINHA.||23:12||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||Charged comedy from Phil Nichol contrasted by the gentle David Kay, political satirist Andy Zaltzman, and funnyman Alun Cochrane. Backstage interviews by Stewart Lee. CAST: STEWART LEE, PHIL NICHOL, DAVID KAY, ALUN COCHRANE, ANDY ZALTZMAN, BRIDGET CHRISTIE.||23:44||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||Tonight's show includes surreal stand up Tony Law, idiosyncratic comedian Eleanor Tiernan, satirist Andy Zaltzman, German Henning Wehn and backstage chats with Stewart Lee. CAST: STEWART LEE, ANDY ZALTZMAN, ELEANOR TIERNAN, PHIL NICHOL, SIMON MUNNERY, TONY LAW, HENNING WEHN.||24:06||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 7||Live comedy show curated by Stewart Lee. On tonight's bill Robin Ince is joined by the oddity of Josie Long and Simon Munnery, plus Alun Cochrane and Tony Law. CAST: STEWART LEE, ROBIN INCE, SIMON MUNNERY, TONY LAW, JOSIE LONG, ALUN COCHRANE.||23:53||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 8||Tonight Henning Wehn talks royalty, Tony Law tells his new joke and there's original comedy from Eleanor Tiernan, Boothby Graffoe, Simon Munnery and interviews by Stewart Lee. CAST: STEWART LEE, ELEANOR TIERNAN, HENNING WEHN, SIMON MUNNERY, TONY LAW, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE.||22:26||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 9||Masterful Glaswegian stand up Stephen Carlin joins the show alongside acts including Robin Ince and Phil Nichol. Grumpy BAFTA winner Stewart Lee meets them backstage. CAST: STEWART LEE, PHIL NICHOL, STEPHEN CARLIN, ELEANOR TIERNAN, ROBIN INCE, SIMON MUNNERY, HENNING WEHN.||24:01||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 10||Tonight's bill includes the absurd original talent that is Paul Foot and hard-hitting Canadian stand up Glenn Wool, plus backstage interviews from Stewart Lee. CAST: STEWART LEE, ALUN COCHRANE, STEPHEN CARLIN, GLENN WOOL, PAUL FOOT.||23:20||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 11||Tonight Maeve Higgins is joined by Andy Zaltzman, Glenn Wool, Stephen Carlin and ridiculously funny Aussie Sam Simmons. Stewart Lee meets the acts backstage. CAST: STEWART LEE, MAEVE HIGGINS, SAM SIMMONS, STEPHEN CARLIN, ANDY ZALTZMAN.||22:37||£1.49||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 12||Last in series of this exclusive live comedy show. Tonight Henning Wehn is joined by Simon Munnery, Maeve Higgins, Phil Nichol, and Boothby Graffoe with interviews from Stewart Lee. CAST: STEWART LEE, HENNING WEHN, SIMON MUNNERY, MAEVE HIGGINS, PHIL NICHOL, BOOTHBY GRAFFOE.||22:27||£1.49||View in iTunes|
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