Is it me or has Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase run been largely flat and unfunny?
The best of the bunch has to be Chickens (still available on 4oD) – an episode based around three brothers who decline to join their fellow countrymen in the trenches of World War One.
Sure, the presence of The Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and WIll Bird pretty much guaranteed some humour but the setting was brave ground for a comedy which always helps when you’re looking for genuine belly laughs.
Sadly the subsequent two episodes – Coma Girl and Fun Police – have been as unfunny as an episode of Brighton Belles, you can see why Channel 4 picked Chickens to kick off the run.
The good news is that more laughs look likely courtesy of Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, a comedy-drama about six students new to University.