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The brilliant British comedy series Man Down starring Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo), Roisin Conaty (Impractical Jokers) and Mike Wozniak (Drunk History: UK) returned for its third series on E4 on Wednesday 13th July at 10:00pm and it just keeps getting better and better.

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Man Down follows the life of middle-aged Dan, who is going through a serious existential crisis. He’s stuck in a job that he hates, he’s a 45-year-old single man still living in the same bedroom he grew up in and he just generally doesn’t have much luck at all, and in this series it doesn’t get any better as it all kicks off with Dan facing a disciplinary at work.

As Dan prepares for another day of teaching drama at his local secondary school, he stumbles across a letter in his pigeon hole, which turns out to be disciplinary letter from the head teacher. Dan, who 99.9% of the time complains about his job as a teacher and goes out of his way to avoid doing any teaching at all, begins to panic as he realizes that the only good thing he has left in his life, is on the line.

After discovering the news of his looming disciplinary, Dan seeks the help of his two best friends Jo (Roisin Conaty) and Brain (Mike Wozniak), who are just as tragic as he is. The three of them then devise a plan to get Dan out trouble, but as they’re not the sharpest crayons in the box, the only logical solution they can come up with is to break into the school and swipe the disciplinary file from the head teacher’s office- Which is just a disaster waiting to happen.

The general plot of the episode is pretty basic, but the way in which it is executed, from the brilliant script to the hilarious acting, it works extremely well and will definitely have you laughing in a heartbeat. Greg Davies is just one of those comedians who can make anything funny, and alongside Roisin Conaty and Mike Wozniak, it amplifies the comedy to a whole new level, with hilarious mishaps, a razor sharp script and a simple, yet brilliant plot. It’s pure comedy genius.

4/5

Dir: Matt Lipsey

Scr: Greg Davies

Cast: Greg Davies, Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak, Ashley McGuire, Tony Robinson, Jeaney Spark.

Prd: Spencer Millman

Country: UK

Run time: 30 Minutes

Year: 2016