This episode starts with Jerry in the hospital for his illness, before Brian argues with Jerry's decision to host an alternative comedy night, the comedy night turns out to be a disaster, with none ...
Tells the stories of keeping a working man's club open, an under achieving bingo worker, a turf war between two ice cream men, a look behind the scenes at the MEN Arena, meet Britain's ... See full summary »
The ever -popular Peter Kay returns with a special edition DVD of his 'Mum wants a new Bungalow' tour. This new DVD features the show as filmed at the Manchester Arena (instead of Bolton ... See full summary »
Lee Evans - Big - Live At The 02 was recorded at the world famous London 02 Arena in front of over 16,000 fans in October 2008. The five record breaking nights saw Lee perform to over ... See full summary »
Simone Alicia Elie,
David A. Burt
BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
The characters from Phoenix Nights first appeared in the pilot episode of That Peter Kay Thing (2000), however the club in that episode was called the Neptune Club, which burnt down at the end of the episode. When Peter Kay was approached to come up with an idea for a sitcom, he brought the characters back feeling that he could expand them and give them more depth and he also gave them a new club. See more »
[receiving a prank telephone call]
Sick. Animals. Laughing at death, half past three in the bloody morning.
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At the end of each episode, the characters are auditioning real club acts to perform at their fictitious club. The acts are honestly as bad as they are depicted. See more »
Well not if Peter Kay keeps treating us to this little lovely. Phoenix Nights is one of those rare comedies. Rare as in its actually funny (see Ed Stone is dead'. Which is so unfunny its basically the Anti-Phoenix').
Anyone who has grown up in the north will instantly recognise virtually everything that happens in the Phoenix. The theme nights, the cheesy compere, the ugly regulars who sit there all day on a pint of mild. Its all there. Which is one of peter kays strengths. Brilliant observation in all of his work.
The writing is incredibly strong and the performances are first rate. The comedy set pieces in each episode will have you in tears (The Stannah Stairlift Seduction' and the Erotic Bouncy castle' are standouts).
Season 1 and 2 are, in my opinion, equally as good as each other. And, although it isn't really fair to judge the two together, I actually prefer the Phoenix to The Office. Judged purely on laugh out loud moments Peter Kays superb series just edges it for me.
I didn't think it could get any funnier. Then I watched the DVD with the directors commentary .
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