BBC postpones Stewart Lee’s Tornado AGAIN : News 2022 – Chortle
Queen’s death continues to keep comedy off-air
The BBC has postponed Stewart Lee’s stand-up special, Tornado, for a second time.
Originally, the broadcaster planned to air the two halves of his latest Snowflake/Tornado tour show over successive Sundays, September 4 and 11.
However, the second instalment was postponed because of the Queen’s death, and rescheduled to 11.45pm this Friday.
Now Chortle has learned that the transmission date has been put off for another three weeks, with the special now slated to air on Sunday October 9 at 10.45pm.
Filmed at the Theatre Royal in York, the show has Lee considering his place in the comedy firmament after Netflix described his Comedy Vehicle series with the log line: ‘Reports of sharks falling from the sky are on the rise again, and no one on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.’ And did not correct it for two years.
The latest postponement comes as comedy programmes are eliminated from broadcasters’ schedules across the board:
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