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School of Comedy is a British sketch comedy show famous for starring a cast of British teenagers in the main roles for each short sketch. The show was initially produced for the British television network Channel 4 after debuting as a stage production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and appeared one off shows in London, England. The pilot of the series School of Comedy was initially shown on the Channel 4 network in 2008 as part of the Comedy Lab series of 30 minute comedy pilot's used to test the popularity of possible Channel 4 comedy shows. The success of the pilot led to the commissioning of a six part series broadcast in 2009, which was followed by a second seven episode season also broadcast on E4 the following year. The Left Hand Pictures produced School of Comedy takes the form of short sketches focusing on different characters of varying ages all played by British teenagers. Although all the actors in the series are under 20 years of age the show features characters up to elderly age groups, including the domineering mother of an Italian American Mafia family and Hollywood movie producers Karl and Marv. Some of the characters differ between the first and second season with some recurring characters replaced by new ones in the second season. Some of the characters introduced for the second season include Hector the Lookalike who resembles and dresses as some of history's worst characters, including the dictator Idi Amin. Some of the most popular characters in School of Comedy, often performed by stars Will Poulter and Charlie Wernham include the White Van Men and the Cockney Taxi Driver. School of Comedy also pokes fun at some of the most popular TV genre's in history, such as the 1970s television police officers.