History Series / TheLastLeg

28th Dec '16 3:44:12 AM ClatoLawa
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* [[TokenWhite Token Non-Disabled Person]]: Josh.

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* [[TokenWhite Token Non-Disabled Person]]: Josh.Josh for the first four years of the show. He then announced he would soon be getting glasses, so it's now closer to Token Bipedal Person.
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
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