BBC Commission Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
The BBC have announce that they will commission two more season of Steward Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Stewart Lee won Best Male TV comic at the 2011 British Comedy Awards and the series pick up Best Comedy Entertainment Programme. The series has also been nominated for a BAFTA TV award in 2010 for Best Comedy Programme.
The series is a BBC in-house production for BBC Two. The second series will be aired in 2014, with series 3 coming in 2015. The first season aired in 2009. The series features a mix of stand up comedy and sketches performed by Steward Lee and special guest performers. Each series comprises of 6 episodes.
Cherly Taylor, Controller of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, said on the announcement "Stewart has established himself as one of the most respected and revered comedians on the circuit and we couldn't be more thrilled to confirm that he will be driving two more series of his Comedy Vehicle around BBC Two."
Stewart Lee said: “I am delighted to be returning to BBC Two, TV's historic home of smart-ass comedy, for two more series, with the same multi-gong-grabbing team as before. I can't really believe this opportunity has been presented to me, and I certainly wasn't expecting it."
The executive producer is Mark Freeland, the producer is Richard Webb and the director is Tim Kirkby.