Dick and Dom’s Funny Business

Executive Prodcuer: Anne Gilchrist BBC Comedy
Producer: Simon London BBC Creative Head of Comedy
Producer: Darren Sole

Dick and Dom’s Funny Business was a CBBC/BBC2 sketch show series. The format was similar to the muppets format but in live action: The legendary Dick and Dom are running a comedy club with a variety of comedy turns from different guest performing live each week, with a sitcom style narrative running behind the scenes of the show. The show would also feature VT sketches.

My job was to write, direct, perfom and edit a series of my own VT sketches and work with new acts to help write and also direct and edit VTS for them. I was also brought in to write and perform live sketches on the show. Part of the brief was to create comedy to kids but also have something that an older audience might also enjoy. I think my work on this show achieved this.

Here are some of the clips.

Dick and Dom’s Funny Business Clips

The 40 year Old Cub Scout

During a production meeting for the show we reaslised we needed four more sketches and we came up with this idea which I went away and wrote after a quick jam with Steve Burge and Tony way in the BBC club bar. Writing to delvivery of the finished sketches was a few days and they turned out to be favourites and a little bit dark…

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Cub Scout Hawkins 1

Cub Scout Hawkins 2

Cub Scout Hawkins 3

 

Specialist Hair Dressers

Written and directed by John Willie Hopkins
Starring: Marek Larwood, John Willie Hopkins and Tony Way.

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Specialist Hair Dressers

 

A selection of “The Usherettes”

Richard McCourt (Dick) got man flu the night before I was supposed to direct these Sketches, six of them in all so Richard Glover and I were asked to step into their high heels at the last minute. They went down so well we did them for all twelve episodes. Here’s a four of them.

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The Gordon Kennedy Epsiode

The Warick Davis Epsiode

From the Tracy Anne Oberman Romance Epsiode

From the Stephen K Amos Epsiode

 

 

A selection of "The Devastation Bros"

Two bedroom weirdos intent on getting to the UK of England to take on their nemises Dick and Dom. Written and performed by the brilliant Tony Way and Steve Burge. Here’s three of of twelve.

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Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

 

Super Nanny Granny

Written and performed by future stars of TV the “Him and Me” sketch duo (Shea Taylor and Steve Langstaff) with the brilliant Shelley Longworth.

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Super Nanny Granny 1

Super Nanny Granny 2

Super Nanny Granny 3

 

Animal Dragon’s Den

Written by the superb Ed Weeks and the hilarious Tom Bell of the very funny sketch duo Tommy and the Weeks. Ed, who is ridculously talented and good looking (and suspisciously brown at all times although he insists its natural) is now well deservedly starring in the hit US sitcom Fox’s ‘The Mindy Project’.

The Sketches feature Ed and Thom playing the Dog and the Prawn respectively plus the various entrepreneurs who enter the Den supported but two other super stars of British character comedy Katy Wix as the rabbit and Colin Hoult as the cat.

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The High Healed Horse Shoe

Pouch Share

Poo Tunnel

Chameleon Backdrop

 

 

Music Montage

Here’s musical montage of the series

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Music Montage