Over thirty years ago, a new wave of stand-ups spearheaded the Alternative Comedy movement, marking themselves out as different from the safe television turns, the Oxbridge satirists, and the racist and sexist Working Men’s Club comics of the time.
The Alternative Comedy Experience aims to capture that same schism happening again. An advance raiding party of modern day Alternative Comedians offering material ‘too clever, thoughtful, radical, satirical, strange, or downright stupid to make it onto the stand-up outlets of contemporary television’.
The Alternative Comedy Experience was filmed in front of a real comedy club audience during full weeks of packed houses at The Stand comedy club, Edinburgh, faithfully capturing the unique atmosphere at one of the UK’s favourite and longest established live comedy clubs.
I worked as Floor Manager for the filming of this series at The Stand, Edinburgh.Filed Under; Bridget Christie, Comedy, Comedy Central, Edinburgh, Filming, Floor Manager, Henning Wehn, Josie Long, Phil Nichol, Robin Ince, Simon Munnery, Stewart Lee, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Tony Law