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The Alternative Comedy Experience returns in July

Stewart Lee curates more diverse comedy talent for the new series.

Stewart Lee

Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience is returning this July with 13 brand new episodes featuring a host of fresh and established acts from the stand-up circuit.

Curated by Stewart Lee the show takes a look at the celebrated, grass-roots stand-up scene going both in front of and behind the curtain. Returning for series two are favourites Bridget Christie, Tony Law, Isy Suttie, David Kay, Simon Munnery, Maeve Higgins, Josie Long, David O’Doherty, Paul Foot and Henning Wehn. New names include Kevin Eldon, Michael Legge, Helen Arney, Ginger & Black, Nish Kumar, Helen Keen, Liam Mullone, Grainne MaGuire, Susan Calman and John Hegley.

The show is filmed at Edinburgh’s iconic The Stand Comedy Club in front of a live audience. It promises to deliver an array of diverse and innovative comedians.

Stewart Lee, executive producer of the series said: “I am delighted that Comedy Central have had the vision to bring back the connoisseurs’ stand-up comedy show of choice.”

The Alternative Comedy Experience is exclusive to Comedy Central.

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