Funny Business postponed

BBC Two puts off second episode

BBC Two have postponed the second part of Funny Business, their documentary series about the comedy industry.

The opening episode, screened last Wednesday and covering the world of corporate gigs and advertising, attracted a lacklustre 765,000 viewers for the channel.

The second installment, originally due to be shown tomorrow, has been put off until February 16.

Entitled Deal Makers, the episode promise to ‘reveal the back-room deals and negotiations of the stand-up comedy business’.

A BBC spokesman said: ‘We have moved the remainder of the series to a later Saturday night slot where the available audience will be more suited to the programme’s subject matter.’

Here is a clip from the second episode, about the wealth of music-hall comic Max Miller:

Story amended 23/1 as we overstated the show's ratings

Published: 22 Jan 2013

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