JERK

Jerk follows the life of acclaimed stand up Tim Renkow, who plays a heightened version of himself; an American art school dropout who needs to get a visa to stay in the UK. The only problem is that Tim has cerebral palsy. This means that people judge him… all the time. Although usually they judge him wrongly, because what they don’t realise is that inside that severely disabled, vulnerable body is an incurable joker. 
 

Tim knows he makes people uncomfortable – he knows it because he does it on purpose. He knows that having cerebral palsy means he can get away with saying what others can’t. But that’s his issue: time spent taking aim at life’s easier targets means Tim takes his eye of it’s bigger prizes:the job, the relationship and the visa.

The show’s second season pick up after the wake of season one’s finale. Tim Renkow is back. Having been previously forced to return to the US, he’s now enrolled himself on a post graduate course in London. Not that he has any intention of actually going. But a student visa means he can stay in the UK – where he intends to wreak more havoc. Milking the discomfort his cerebral palsy creates in others, and pushing the boundaries of what he can get away with for his own amusement.

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PRESS

Tim Renkow has created a Larry David for a new generation.

The Guardian

The most outrageously un-PC comedy on TV.

The Guardian

Tim Renkow's sitcom about a disabled character is bags of fun and can get away with things that others might not dare attempt.

The Independent

Scorched-earth black comedy with a hint of sweetness.

iNews

CREDITS

SERIES TWO

WRITERS

Tim Renkow

Shaun Pye

DIRECTOR

Tom McKay

PRODUCER

Rebecca Murrell

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Ash Atalla

Alex Smith

STARRING

Tim Renkow

Lorraine Bracco

Sharon Rooney

Rob Madin

 

BROADCASTER

BBC Three

CREDITS

SERIES ONE

WRITERS

Tim Renkow

Shaun Pye

Stu Richards

DIRECTOR

Tom McKay

PRODUCER

Rebecca Murrell

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Ash Atalla

Alex Smith

STARRING

Tim Renkow

Lorraine Bracco

Sharon Rooney

Rob Madin

 

BROADCASTER

BBC Three