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Lee Nelson's Well Funny People

Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People

Thur Mar 14, 10-10.30pm, BBC3

By Dylan Lucas
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Series one, episode one
Evidently not satisfied with the untold misery that his awful and ironically named ‘Well Good Show’ inflicted on humankind, Lee Nelson has returned with a new offering to crush your will to live in the form of ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People’. From his racist policeman to his gangster headmaster, his Geordie chef to his African priest, and ‘old favourites’ Jason Bent and Chris from Kavos, this is a mindless, scattergun approach to comedy which is depressingly predictable and incredibly dated.

There’s nothing wrong with using stereotypes, as long as you subvert or do something clever with them, a fact which seems to have escaped writer/performer Simon Brodkin’s attention. He may have good energy and love doing an accent, but there isn’t nearly enough here to redeem this latest lowest common denominator offering from BBC3.
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