The Jack Dee Show – tape 1697

I saw Jack Dee live a long time ago, before he’d done much (if any) TV. It was at the Hemel Old Town Hall cellar, which ran a regular comedy club. The lead act was Nick Revell, who had, at least, been on TV, and did radio, so Jack Dee was the support, and his act was already fully formed. It didn’t surprise me when he started getting TV gigs.

The only other time I saw him live was as the comedy turn at an computer industry awards ceremony. Always a hard gig, but he was great again.

So here’s some episodes of The Jack Dee Show, from Channel 4. I wonder if he’s using up a lot of his older material, as his first set is about teachers and school.

Jack Dee

Musical guest for the first episode is Cyndi Lauper, who sings the joyous and uplifting song ‘Product of Misery’.

Cyndi Lauper

Credit Spot: One of the script consultants is Simon Greenall – Geordie Michael from I’m Alan Partridge among many other roles. Assuming it’s the same one, since this doesn’t appear on iMDb.

Simon Greenall

The next episode has music from Marcella Detroit

Marcella Detroit

The third episode features a solo Daryl Hall.

Daryl Hall

Music guest for episode four is Pauline Henry. Not a name I recognise, but I wasn’t keeping up with the hit parade in the mid 90s.

Pauline Henry

Episode Five features Paul Young, who at least does his hit.

Paul Young

Before the last episode, there’s the end of an episode of Roseanne. Clearly Fabio was part of the zeigeist, as he appears here.

Fabio on Roseanne

If Jack Dee’s last episode, music guest is Mica Paris, looking very princey.

Mica Paris

After the last episode, recording continues with Geldof Goes Goondiwindi, Bob Geldof brings his concert to a small town in Australia. They appear to be happy about this.

Bob Geldof


  • trail: Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush
  • Pedigree Chum
  • Bodyform
  • Renault Clio
  • trail: Cyrano de Bergerac
  • trail: Jo Brand Through the Cakehole
  • Vauxhall Corsa
  • Lloyd’s Bank
  • Tetley Bitter
  • Lee JEans
  • Dunlop
  • trail: Penn & Teller Don’t Try This At Home
  • Lloyd’s Bank Film Challenge
  • Canon
  • Ford Probe
  • Bodyform
  • McDonalds
  • Holsten Export
  • TSB
  • Lynx
  • trail: Champions
  • trail: Beavis and Butthead
  • Dunlop
  • Yorkie
  • Renault Clio
  • Right Guard
  • Holsten Export
  • Phileas Fogg
  • Kotex
  • Lynx
  • Sunkist
  • Levi – An advert that made the band Stiltskin famous, even though the single the music in the advert comes from doesn’t sound  much like the music except for that small bit. Beatifully shot, though.



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