A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.
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Brass Eye (1997–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon
The Day Today (TV Series 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A spoof of the the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber
Big Train (1998–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

Stars: Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg
Nathan Barley (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.

Stars: Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Adapted from a monologue in his "Blue Jam" radio series, Chris Morris' first short film is a haunting black comedy about a man who no longer uses his name because he's decided he's ceased ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Morris
Stars: Paddy Considine, Miranda Pleasence, Simon Greenall
The Armando Iannucci Shows (TV Series 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Armando Iannucci, Hugh Cecil, Karen Ascoe
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Stars: Stewart Lee, Christopher Morris, Paul Putner
Time Trumpet (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A T.V sketch show set in the future looking back over the beginning of the 21st century, between 2005 and 2030.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Adam Buxton, Matthew Holness
Human Remains (TV Series 2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This is a series of documentary type comedy it shows a different couple each episode, we see the occasional friend or neighbour.

Stars: Rob Brydon, Julia Davis, Martin Ball
Look Around You (2002–2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.

Stars: Peter Serafinowicz, Nigel Lambert, Robert Popper
Nighty Night (2004–2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

While telling her husband he's dying, Jill sets her sights on the next door neighbour, Don. And torments his wife, who suffers from MS.

Stars: Julia Davis, Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front
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A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes include death, insanity and, most often of all, the medical profession. Written by Anonymous

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An upset member of the public who thought the satire went too far in one sketch went on the air to say that in his opinion "the joke is on the viewer". See more »

Goofs

During the Thick Agency sketch in episode 1, the CCTV footage of Julia Davis approaching the help desk shows both the boom mic and camera operators standing behind her. The camera is visible again moments later in the sketch, reflected in the help desk's window. See more »

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Businessman: I provide a service despatching stupid people for the things they're best at. Like winning arguments. Stupid people are great at winning arguments because they're too stupid to realize they've lost.
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Follows Brass Eye (1997) See more »

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Ruben D'Alpha
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David Lynch meets Monty Python
11 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Brilliant mix of horror and comedy, like David Lynch meets British humor. It's all very over the top and offensive and dark. Definitely not for everyone (not many people can laugh at jokes about dead babies and abortion or death in general). This show needs more, how to say this, an acquired taste and very very open mind. Like every other British sketch show 'Jams' roots lies in the absurd humor of Monty Python. Dark jokes are mixed with ambient music that creates nice horror film like vibe. The sketches sometimes make you think about what you just witnessed that you need to pause before you continue watching. They are actually more deep and philosophical than regular viewer might used to. Every episode starts with different intro where Chris Morris reads a poem and then welcomes us into 'Jam'. All these intros are pieces of pure art all by themselves.

And it's all as fantastic as if you die you want to come back as a snare drum.


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