A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.
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Brass Eye (1997–2001)
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    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
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
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
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 | 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
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
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
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
The League of Gentlemen (1999–2002)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Z list celebrity will do anything to become A list

Director: Adam Tandy
Stars: Steve Coogan, Peter Baynham, Amelia Bullmore
Snuff Box (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two hangmen (Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher) compete for women, money and happiness, venturing deeper in the ocean of depravity than any friends should in a whiskey-fuelled, cross-cultural friendship.

Stars: Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher, Terry Wade
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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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Chris Morris: When dancing, lost in techo trance, arms flailing, gawky Bez, then find you snagged on frowns, and slowly it dawns, you're jazzing to the bleep tone of a life support machine that marks the steady fading of your day old baby daughter. And when midnight sirens lead to blue flash road mash, stretchers, covered heads and slippy red macadam, and find you creeping 'neath the blankets, to snuggle close a mangle bird, hoping you soon too will be freezer drawed. Then welcome. Mmm, ooh chemotherapy wig....
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Nova
By Amon Tobin
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A little lunacy
16 August 2005 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to break the trend among the comments here, and I have to support those who claim that Chris Morris is disturbed, one way or another. The 'Jam' series though are probably about the most dark, black and weird comedy I've seen in years. And trust me, I'm a big fan of black comedy but this series has no worthy competitors. Some scenes were almost so weird that I barely understood'em, and yet some scenes were really superb and made me burst into laughing. I like the way Chris Morris plays and deranges everyday life happenings such as the visits at the doctor for example. To me, episode 4 was the best (with the lunatic women with no friends) but I recommend anyone to see the series in a chronological correct order.


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