History Series / TheLastLeg

24th Sep '16 2:00:40 PM nombretomado
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''Series/TheLastLeg'' is a topical comedy show on the U.K's ChannelFour, which originally ran as part of the main coverage of the 2012 UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames, and proved so popular that it was spun off into its own show tackling the week in politics; two series are shown each year. The show is hosted by Australian comedian Adam Hills with co-hosts comedian Josh Widdicombe and journalist Alex Brooker, joined by a special guest each week (usually a comedian, although actors and politicians sometimes appear too).

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''Series/TheLastLeg'' is a topical comedy show on the U.K's ChannelFour, Creator/Channel4, which originally ran as part of the main coverage of the 2012 UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames, and proved so popular that it was spun off into its own show tackling the week in politics; two series are shown each year. The show is hosted by Australian comedian Adam Hills with co-hosts comedian Josh Widdicombe and journalist Alex Brooker, joined by a special guest each week (usually a comedian, although actors and politicians sometimes appear too).
12th Jul '16 2:15:23 AM biscuitlion
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* MadLibsCatchphrase: Adam introduces Josh and Alex with, "Joining me is the pride of Dartmoor, Josh Widdicombe, and the man who [comedic fact about Alex, usually beginning with "this week"], Alex Brooker". This has only been subverted once, in series 4 episode 5, when Alex was introduced as the pride of his hometown, and Josh was introduced as [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Dartmoor's first goth]].

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* LimitedWardrobe: Played for laughs with Greg Davies. When he made his second appearance on the show, he wore a red checkered shirt over a black t-shirt. Adam then pointed out that he had already worn that shirt days earlier on another show; and at the end, a Twitter user sent in a picture they'd taken with Greg also wearing that shirt.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: Adam introduces Josh and Alex with, "Joining me is the pride of Dartmoor, Josh Widdicombe, and the man who [comedic fact about Alex, usually beginning with "this week"], Alex Brooker". This has only been subverted once, twice; the first time in series 4 episode 5, when Alex was introduced as the pride of his hometown, Ashford, and Josh was introduced as [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Dartmoor's first goth]].goth]]; and the second in series 9 episode 5, when it was mentioned that Josh had called his mum to be careful of the escaped lynx in Dartmoor.
2nd Apr '16 5:06:24 AM biscuitlion
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* CharacterTics:
** In the introductions to each show, Josh scratches his head after Adam says the show name. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one episode, when Josh explains he feels he has to do it to have a good show.
** Josh has a tendency to sit in a figure four position with the bent leg under his other leg, which is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] whenever Alex impersonates him on the sofa.
** Any time impressions of Josh doing stand-up are done by Adam or Alex, the "teapot" pose (i.e. one hand holding the microphone, one hand on hip) is guaranteed to appear.
26th Mar '16 3:02:55 PM cwickham
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* [[YourMom Your Mum]]: The winner of the [[ItMakesSenseInContext viewer poll in series 7 to rename the show for the following week's episode]]. Results in several immortal lines, including:
-->'''Adam''': Join us next week for Your Mum.
27th Feb '16 7:09:12 AM cwickham
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''Series/TheLastLeg'' is a topical comedy show on the U.K's ChannelFour, which originally ran alongside the main coverage of the 2012 UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames. It returned for two series of weekly episodes in 2013 and 2014, and is in its seventh series as of mid-2015. The show is hosted by Australian comedian Adam Hills with co-hosts comedian Josh Widdicombe and journalist Alex Brooker.

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''Series/TheLastLeg'' is a topical comedy show on the U.K's ChannelFour, which originally ran alongside as part of the main coverage of the 2012 UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames. It returned for UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames, and proved so popular that it was spun off into its own show tackling the week in politics; two series of weekly episodes in 2013 and 2014, and is in its seventh series as of mid-2015. are shown each year. The show is hosted by Australian comedian Adam Hills with co-hosts comedian Josh Widdicombe and journalist Alex Brooker.
Brooker, joined by a special guest each week (usually a comedian, although actors and politicians sometimes appear too).
11th Oct '15 6:34:43 AM biscuitlion
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* OneHeadTaller: Greg Davies (6'8") when he guested in the Stand Up To Cancer 2015 special. Josh, Alex, and the other guest Russell Howard are all around 5'6-7", so their appearance on the sofa was [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Russell, who pointed out that they looked like an odd boyband auditioning for The X Factor.
** In fact, when Russell was introduced, he jumped up to hug Greg, who managed to hold him up in the air for several seconds.
** The height difference was also the reason why, as part of the show ending, Greg ended up power lifting Josh several times into the air.


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* RefugeInAudacity: The Stand Up To Cancer 2015 special was broadcast from 8-9pm, which meant the show was restricted by watershed rules. While discussing Jeremy Hunt, Adam quipped that doctors might not bother rescuing him but instead give him a probe up the arse. Seconds later, Adam had to admit that he might have just violated a watershed rule, and immediately had to apologise over roaring laughs from the audience.
31st Aug '15 6:56:35 AM biscuitlion
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* BrickJoke: One episode started with Adam, Josh, and Alex sitting in a car and wondering where a loud, thumping noise was coming from. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext John Bishop was trying to fit a sofa into the boot of the car]].



* ItMakesSenseInContext: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Josh in series 6, in the episode following Deputy Prime Minister UsefulNotes/NickClegg's appearance.

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* ItMakesSenseInContext: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Josh in series 6, in the episode following Deputy then-Deputy Prime Minister UsefulNotes/NickClegg's appearance.
15th Aug '15 8:10:40 AM biscuitlion
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* AlmostKiss: Alex jokingly tries to kiss Josh in series 6, except Josh flinches too fast for him. Alex then [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that they [[RunningGag haven't kissed that series yet]], and it was the last episode, hence the attempt.
* AnticipatoryBreathSpray: Josh sprays Alex with breath freshener before they kiss in series 4.
15th Aug '15 3:38:22 AM Gwalch
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* FunWithAcronyms: When trying to rename ISIS, one of Adam's ideas was '''C'''ombined '''U'''nited '''N'''orthern '''T'''erritories of '''S'''yria
9th Aug '15 8:01:27 AM biscuitlion
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In one episode, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Josh sets Adam's cricket themed prosthetic on fire]]. The burning leg is then taken away, but the sound of the fire extinguisher used to put it out is so loud it momentarily interrupts the next segment of the show.
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