The BEST Episodes of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2020
Network: BBC Two
The show marks the triumphant television return of one of the finest stand-ups working in Britain today, enthralling a live audience with his uniquely cynical and hilariously condescending take on the world around him. Each episode sees Stewart exploring a different theme in a stand-up routine, often illustrated with sketches featuring an ensemble cast. They are performed in a way that deconstructs comedy itself; literally a vehicle for Lee's idiosyncratic style. Starring alongside Stewart are: Tony Law, Tara Flynn, Paul Putner, Kevin Eldon, Miles Jupp, Simon Munnery, Job Angus and Michael Redmond. Peter Serafinowicz provides voiceovers.
#1 - Islamophobia
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 10, 2016
Stewart Lee takes on the subject of Islamophobia.
#2 - Context
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 22, 2014
Stewart Lee presents his unique view of the world as his award-winning standup series continues. Featuring guest appearances from Kevin Eldon and Paul Putner.
#3 - Democracy
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 8, 2011
In this final show in the series, Stewart Lee gives a uniquely personal insight into the workings of government.
#4 - London
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 29, 2014
Stewart Lee presents his unique view of the world as his award-winning standup series continues. Featuring a guest appearance from Paul Putner.
#5 - Wealth
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 3, 2016
Stewart Lee takes on the subject of wealth.
#6 - Shilbottle
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 1, 2014
Stewart Lee's award-winning stand-up series returns after a three year absence, as he takes on six new subjects in his own unique style. Stew shares his thoughts about social media and ponders some alterations to road signs along the A1 in Northumberland.
#7 - England
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 8, 2014
Stewart Lee's award-winning stand-up series continues as he tackles fears of immigration and an opinionated taxi driver's views on what can get you sent to jail in England these days. Featuring guest appearances from Kevin Eldon and Paul Putner.
#8 - Religion
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2009
Stewart talks about comedy - how it works, how to do it, and how, having turned forty, he is worried that things might be going downhill.
#9 - Death
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 24, 2016
Stewart Lee takes on the subject of death.
#10 - Toilet Books
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 16, 2009
In the first episode of this new series, Stewart looks at the phenomenon of toilet books. Where did they come from? And why? For some reason, someone, somewhere, thought history, fiction, poetry and the like weren’t enough any more, and so they invented celebrity hardbacks, tragic lives and Dan Brown. Stewart takes a look at some of this new lavatory literature, including works by Asher D and Paddy McGinty’s Goat, and finds out what would happen if Dan Brown got a job where he had to break bad news.
#11 - Comedy
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2009
Stewart explores the difficulties of making jokes about religion, and how it turns out that most jokes about religion aren't actually about religion at all.
#12 - Childhood
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 7, 2016
Stewart Lee takes on the subject of childhood.
#13 - London
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 11, 2011
Stewart Lee looks at why more and more people are thinking about moving out of London for a taste of life in the countryside and why, upon reflection, that might not be as idyllic as they thought.
#14 - Patriotism
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 17, 2016
Stewart Lee takes on the subject of patriotism.
#15 - Marriage
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 5, 2014
Stewart Lee presents his unique view of the world as his award-winning standup series continues.
#16 - Charity
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 18, 2011
Charity is the topic for Stewart Lee's unique brand of stand-up this week, during which he gives Adrian "Toby Jug" Chiles and Russell "Ninjas" Howard a thorough drubbing. Charity was also the topic of the first show in the series, but he was waylaid by different varieties of crisps so they've made him do it again.
#17 - Political Correctness
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2009
Stewart Lee asks whether political correctness really has gone mad, or whether it is just something people say because they don't really understand what it means. Stewart thinks he knows what it means - though the tale of how his attempts to lose weight were ruined by the PC minefield makes him not so sure... not to mention the story of how a lost ballet shoe caused a national scandal.
#18 - Identity
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 1, 2011
Stewart looks at the notion of identity, how different nations define themselves and debunks the myth of one of Britain's greatest national heroes.
#19 - Migrants
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 31, 2016
Stewart Lee takes on the subject of migrants.
#20 - Satire
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 15, 2014
Stewart Lee's award-winning stand-up series continues as he explains what satire is, using the example of the renowned epitome of the genre, Planet of the Apes.
#21 - Financial Crisis
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2009
In the fourth episode of this new series, Stewart comments that it’s not easy making a comedy show about a global financial crisis. But he’s going to give it a go, trying to find out how the financial markets got themselves into this mess and who’s going to get them out of it. He also discovers that destroying your own home just might pay off; that those who put money under the bed and not in the bank were right all along; and – most horrifying of all – in London, one is never more than 10 ft from an estate agent. At least he’s got fond memories of Woolworths, MFI and Zavvi…
#22 - Charity
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 4, 2011
In the first of six themed shows, Stewart sets out to explore some ideas about charity, but instead gets sidetracked and ends up talking mostly about crisps.
#23 - Stand-Up
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 25, 2011
Stewart talks about stand-up comedy, adding variety by choosing to sit down and throwing in some guitar-driven songs as a result of his exposure to fellow comedian Tim Minchin, who in a surprising turn of events he actually likes.
#24 - Television
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 23, 2009
In the second episode, Stewart casts his eye over the state of British television today, and tries to find out whose fault it is. Along the way, via a sketch, he meets the villagers who, every year, host a bizarre celebration of The Funniest Moment Ever On Television; explains his idea for a sequel to March Of The Penguins; and finds out why Ant and Dec never seem to grow older.