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Armando Iannucci and Stewart Lee Celebrate Two More Series

2nd April 2012

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle has been commissioned for a further two series by the BBC.
Executive producer Armando Iannucci broke the news on Twitter in response to a fan’s question.

The BBC has confirmed the news, saying that two more six-episode runs will air in 2014 and 2015.

BBC comedy commissioner Cheryl Taylor said: ‘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. I hope to repay this unprecedented act of blind faith by donning my too tight jacket to hone another six hours of densely irritating stand-up over the next four years, spliced with aggressive Armando grillings and obtuse filmic codas.

‘It will be amazing to be able to move forward and experiment in this unprecedentedly secure position. Thanks to everyone out there who watched the series, wrote about them, or lobbied for their return. I will make you proud. Peace! I'm outta here! You shoulda killed me last year!’

Mark Freeland, head of the BBC’s in-house comedy department which makes the show added: ‘How brilliant that BBC Two has given Stewart Lee two more series. It's reward for a unique, perfectionist, hardworking, bit scary comedy master and the wonderful team behind him. I'm standing by with my compliance forms.’

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