Tuesday 30 July 2013, 09:58
It was a dream come true working with a comedy legend like TBT. My one regret is that I was never recognised in public - despite the fact that I would frequently leave the house dressed as a spaniel.
It's been even more of a dream working with Tom Parry and Ben Clark on Badults. Life's a game for the Badults - AKA Tom Parry, Matthew Crosby and Ben Clark. We've been performing live sketch comedy together as Pappy's for nearly a decade, so it was great to be able to create something that was distinct from our live shows, but that still had the same big, silly, knockabout energy.
We also wanted to fill the world with weird characters - as we'd do in a live show. But, because it's a sitcom and we couldn't play them ourselves, we roped in our pals Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez to take on those roles.
Talking carrots... Charles Darwin trying to get himself trending on Twitter... That's the joy of having your own TV show: you can do whatever you like.
Basically, I'm treating it like an audition for the West End. Cameron Mackintosh: you know where to find me.
I like the title, Badults. Firstly, because it's a brand new word that we've invented. Secondly, I think that it's a concept that will ring true with people.
Ironically, making this show has been a lot of really hard work, so in making Badults we've had to be more grown up than ever.
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