Freaks and Geeks comes to All4 | The week's comedy on demand

Freaks and Geeks comes to All4

The week's comedy on demand

The week's comedy on demand.

Freaks and Geeks

Long before directing Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters and Last Christmas, Paul Feig created this high school comedy-drama for NBC, helping make stars of the likes of James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Busy Philipps.

With Judd Apatow as executive producer, it aired on NBC during for just one season in 1999 and 2000 before being cancelled for failing to win enough viewers – although it has proved an enduring a cult and critical hit.

Apatow said in 2014 that ‘everything I've done, in a way, is revenge for the people who cancelled Freaks and Geeks.’ And on Friday the full season landed on All4.

Rob Mulholland: Too Big To Fail

The comic has released his 2019 Edinburgh show as a self-funded DIY comedy special on YouTube. He describes himself as ‘walking the tightrope between snowflake cuck and Nazi pork product’ and reviews tend to agree, calling him both ‘clever’ and ‘offensive’ depending on who you read. Decide for yourself here:

Election

Well, it’s timely. BBC Two recently aired this acclaimed 1999 comedy movie, which means it’s now available on iPlayer. It stars Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick, who runs for class president at her Nebraska high school. But teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) believes she doesn’t deserve the title so tries to stop her from winning. Tricks then start to get dirty...

Jeff Garlin: Our Man In Chicago

In this new Netflix special, the Curb Your Enthusiasm star celebrates his 37th year of stand-up and shares his learnings on love, loss, success and food addiction. Watch here

Published: 17 Nov 2019

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THE NEXT UP COMEDY FESTIVAL

The subscription streaming service is putting on a month-long comedy festival, with an intimate show airing on Zoom at 8pm every night in July.

It kicks off with improv rapper Abandoman, followed over the next few nights by Stephen Bailey, Andrew Maxwell, Sarah Keyworth, Stuart Goldsmith and Mark Watson.

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... including a new podcast about the scripts that never made it and a streamed show from air hostess character Pam Ann.

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