The Comedy Network

Channel Five (ended 1999)


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The Comedy Network

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The Comedy Network is a comedy series that originally aired from November 1997 to April 1999 on Channel Five in the United Kingdom. The series consists of three seasons, each with 13 one-hour episodes airing weekly during the television viewing season. Each episode includes several stand-up comedians performing their routines before a live audience. Series regulars include The Mighty Boosh, a renowned British comedy troupe that performs on stage and in television. Simon Munnery also performs in multiple episodes. Munnery is best known for his alternative humor, but is beginning to attract mainstream appeal when he appears on The Comedy Network. Dave Gorman appears in one of his first televised appearances as a stand-up comedian. Richard Herring and Stewart Lee, a stand-up duo, are near the end of their partnership when they perform on this series. Boothby Graffoe is the host and also a professional comedian. This series is produced by James Bobin for Avalon Television.