Fitz of laughter | The week's best comedy on demand

Fitz of laughter

The week's best comedy on demand

The week's best comedy on demand.

Call Me Fitz

This is something of a find for British viewers. Originally made for HBO Canada, this is a spirited quick-witted comedy in which former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jason Priestley plays Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick, a morally bankrupt used-car salesman (is there any other kind?) behaving outrageously badly in every corner of his life. But after receiving a hefty blow to the head after crashing one of the prize showroom models, his life becomes complicated by the arrival of a rival salesman, and do-gooder Larry (Ernie Grunwald).

The show, which ran for four seasons from 2010 to 2013, combines men-behaving-badly excess, a zippy dialogue, and an air of existential intrigue – as Larry claims to be Fitz’s conscience.

Watch on Amazon Prime.

Rob Delaney: Jackie

The acclaimed American comic and co-creator of Catastrophe launches his first special on Amazon Prime. In it he talks about the ups and downs of his life in London: swimming in tea, getting scammed, being a father and a husband, the Monarchy, the rise of the sexbots, and the disappearance of his friend Jackie.

Grace And Frankie

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return for a sixth, and penultimate, series of their much-garlanded Netflix sitcom in which they play two unlikely 'frenemies' brought together after their husbands announced that they are in love with each other and plan to get married. At the end of the fifth series, it seemed as if they were being forced to live separate lives again… so how will they fare?

Radio X podcasts

As we reported earlier this week, Radio X has launched six new comedy podcasts including shows from comics Rhys James, Heidi Regan, Tom Houghton, Chris Washington, Maisie Adam, Tom Lucy and Matt Morgan. They are all available here

Films to be Buried With

Nish Kumar was the guest on a special episode of Brett Goldsmith’s movie-based podcast, which was released on Boxing Day and taped at the British Film Institute in London. It was also videoed… so you can watch it here:

Published: 18 Jan 2020

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Today's comedy-on demand picks


Robin Ince hosts this VERY star-studded event to bolster the Bristol festival which celebrates all manner of vintage comedy. The calibre of guests who dropped in shows how much it's loved, including Sir Michael Palin, Rob Brydon, Stephen Merchant, Jo Brand, David Mitchell, Harry Hill, Jack Dee, Lucy Porter, Lee Mack, Graeme Garden, Stephen Fry, Jess Robinson, Tony Hawks, Richard Herring and Frankie Boyle.

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... including the Laughter Lounge virtual comedy festival and the return of Frank Skinner's poetry podcast.

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