Created by leading comedy producer Paul Jackson ('The Young Ones'), this series was broadcast on Channel 4 between 1985 and 1987 and brought the live alternative comedy circuit to a UK TV audience. Some of comedy's most iconic characters made their name on and owe their success to the show, including Harry Enfield's Stavros and Loadsamoney. The show also made a huge star of Ben Elton as a stand-up performer. Previously known for his writing, he started out as a guest host and then went on to become the permanent presenter. This release contains the best moments from the second series.