Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle to return
Stewart Lee is to return to BBC Two next year with a new series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.
The fourth series of the show, to be filmed in front of a live audience at the Mildmay Club, Stoke Newington next month, will feature brand-new stand-up material, alongside conversations between Lee and script-editor Chris Morris. Each episode will conclude with a short film.
Again covering a number of topics across six 30-minute episodes, themes for this series will include patriotism, wealth, Islamophobia, the migrant crisis, death, and childhood memories.
In 2010 the show was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the BAFTA Television Awards, before scooping the award in 2012. In 2011, Lee won Best Male TV Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme for Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle at the British Comedy Awards.
Lee said: “For each new series of Comedy Vehicle I wonder where the ideas will come from. But the world gets worse every year, and I myself become older and more jaded, more defeated, and more powerless, and hence the comedy arises once more.”
Richard Webb, executive producer for the BBC, added: “I’m not quite sure how he does it, but once again Stewart has put together three hours of brilliant stand up material, and will be unleashing his unique take on the world on BBC Two early next year.”