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Lead Balloon

A British comedy series following the misadventures of a cynical, disillusioned stand-up comedian.

Premiered: October 4, 2006

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Lucky Season 2, Episode 8 Jun 4, 2010 $1.99

Rick is even more fed-up than usual. He is sick and tired of doing endless corporate gigs. He accuses his writer Marty of lacking ambition. But a call from Hollywood changes everything. It looks like the big break has come at last - but will it mean the end of Rick and Marty's working relationship? Meanwhile, one of Mel's clients is going through a divorce, Ben and Sam start their own dog-walking business and, even more alarmingly, Michael the café owner has started going to 'cuddle parties'. Could this really be Rick's chance to leave it all behind?

Rita Season 2, Episode 7 May 28, 2010 $1.99

Rick lands a cameo role in a film, appearing alongside a famous Hollywood legend. When it turns out that Michael's father is her biggest fan, Rick promises to get her autograph for him - a task that proves easier said than done. Things at Mel's work are less glamorous - one of her clients is presenting a new series of Geriatric Ward. Meanwhile on the domestic front, things grind to a halt as Rick has to deal with a sluggish football-obsessed electrician.

Debacle Season 2, Episode 6 May 21, 2010 $1.99

Rick hosts an event for a pharmaceutical company. His stand-up goes down surprisingly well, but some of his ill-advised gags have far-reaching consequences. Meanwhile, one of Mel's clients is presenting a new holiday show, What Not To Pack. When Rick discovers that Michael, the local café owner, is going on a metal-detecting weekend, he suggests he should be on the show. But Rick soon has bigger things to worry about, as he suddenly finds himself propelled into the spotlight - as public enemy number one.

Sick Season 2, Episode 5 May 14, 2010 $2.99

With Mel confined to bed with flu, Rick offers to field her work calls but he soon finds himself spectacularly out of his depth. In any case, he would rather be working on Lying Or Flying, the game show idea that he and Marty are trying to pitch to a broadcaster. Magda too is ill, but insists on turning up with some of her special home-made soup for Mel. Meanwhile, Michael is holding a Third World Awareness Day at his café, and Sam and Ben try to persuade Rick to buy a T-shirt for the same cause. But it is one of Mel's clients who provides Rick with the biggest headache.

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Lead Balloon Season1
Rick Spleen - disillusioned stand-up comedian and writer. Rick's career has not gone the way he had planned; hosting corporate events and appearing on (more…)
Lead Balloon Season2
Rick Spleen's back - and as he will tell you, he's on the way up, his career is going from strength to strength and he's never been so popular. In oth (more…)
Lead Balloon Season2
Rick Spleen's back - and as he will tell you, he's on the way up, his career is going from strength to strength and he's never been so popular. In oth (more…)
Lead Balloon Season1
Rick Spleen - disillusioned stand-up comedian and writer. Rick's career has not gone the way he had planned; hosting corporate events and appearing on (more…)