Radio Drama Actor
I grew up listening to The Goons and Python on cassettes. They were what made long car journeys worth while (my tape collection also included Mr Blobby and Zig & Zag, but that’s not important). The beauty of being a radio drama actor, is that you get to play characters that you would never be cast as on tv. You can hear some more character work here.
Radio, like audiobooks, invites the listener in to a world but allows them to do some of the work. You’re also not constrained by set or budget. You can be anyone at any time in any place. That’s why I love being a dramatic voice actor on radio.
BBC Radio 4 – Drama Actor
Growing up listing to radio comedy it was always my ambition to be a radio drama actor and have my own show on the wireless. Together with John Sheerman and Nick Gadd (and the lovely people at the Comedy Unit) we created our own comedy series which we performed in front of a live studio audience for BBC Radio 4.
I performed in this comedy series commissioned by BBC Radio 4. Hosted by comedian and radio drama actor Thom Tuck. With performances alongside Sheeps and That Pair.
So On and So Forth
This sketch show came about by a chance meeting in a London pub. We quickly raised the idea of taking a show to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. How else could we be sure to loose thousands of pounds without any prospect of anybody coming to see the show we had painstakingly put together? We ended up performing about 5 shows every day for the whole festival and came back radio drama actor millionaires. Ok I made the last bit up. But, it was a great way to raise our profile and we came back enriched from the experience.
We then had to make a choice, do we go round the clubs doing small sets to rooms full of hen parties or do we film loads of sketches and put them on the World Wide Web. Youtube became our friend, we soon gained a following and shortly after a Cofilmic award for Best Sketch. Comedy Central Show TOSH.0 picked up one of our sketches and we soon added a million hits to our YouTube channel.
A commission by BBC Worldwide to produce a batch of online sketches, followed just a year after our Edinburgh debut. Filmed in Glasgow they ultimately led to us having a commission from BBC Radio 4.