Comedy Clicks – This Week – The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is a mockumentary that is around a character that is mainly based on the former Genesis lead singer – The Life of Rock with Brian Pern.




About the Show

Summary of Plot

Mockumentary following aging rock star Brian Pern, former front-man of the legendary 1970s progressive rock group Thotch.- IMDb


Number of Seasons / Episodes

 3 Seasons



Simon Day – Brian Pern
Lucy Montgomery – Pepita Sanchez
Rhys Thomas – Ensemble



  • The character of Pern is mainly based on the former Genesis lead singer, world music ambassador and humanitarian campaigner Peter Gabriel.
  • Journalist Catherine Gee of The Daily Telegraph described the series as the “progressive rock answer to This Is Spinal Tap (1984)”.
  • A  BBC programme



The day of the tirffids

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