School of Comedy (2008– )

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Follow the numerous acts of children pretending to be adults in various scenarios, including lesbian best friends, a cockney taxi driver, a perverted museum guide and South-African security guards.

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Series cast summary:
Phoebe Abbott ...
 Various (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hector McCormick ...
 Various (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jack Harries ...
 Various (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Various (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Beth Rylance ...
 Various (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Charlie Wernham ...
 Taxi driver (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ella Ainsworth
(6 episodes, 2010)
Lilly Ainsworth
(6 episodes, 2010)
Olivia Archer-Deakin
(6 episodes, 2010)
Max Brown
(6 episodes, 2010)
Evie Henderson
(6 episodes, 2010)
Joseph Taylor
(6 episodes, 2010)
Grace Vance
(6 episodes, 2010)
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Follow the numerous acts of children pretending to be adults in various scenarios, including lesbian best friends, a cockney taxi driver, a perverted museum guide and South-African security guards.

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Not great, but not bad either
10 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was dubious about the idea behind this show, and at times am still uncomfortable about gaining laughs from children swearing, whether they are behaving as adults or not. Of course they know all of the words but that doesn't mean using them is right. Fortunately the best sketches so far are the ones without any swearing - with the sole exception of the farmer sketch for episode 1 which depended on it for the punchline.

I agree however that some of the sketches just aren't funny, and yet it has little to do with the performances of the child actors. Will is very good and I'm looking forward to seeing him as Eustace in the next Narnia film.

When the writing is good it is very good. The Job Interview sketch from episode 2 with the names confusion was classic two-handed comedy. But too many fail to deliver clear comedic content and should have been rejected. Better to have made a shorter series with premium content instead of thinning out the laughs with weaker material. Perhaps those with recurring characters will become funnier as they develop over time, but so far the Pub Landlady has failed to impress.

I will continue to watch in the hope that it delivers on the potential that I believe is in the show.


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