16th April 2011

Pappy's, the award winning comedy team made up of Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby and Tom Parry, have been described as the "the funniest sketch troupe on the fringe" (The Scotsman). Despite this praise Pappy's are finding out that being the "best in their genre" (Daily Mirror) is a serious business. In the face of a financial crisis that could spell the end of the trio's fun, the application of profit strategies and business models could be the only way forward. But how will they cope if their show is turned into a well-oiled machine? Will our plucky trio be able to maintain a state of silliness when all around are losing their sense of humour?

Since receiving a nomination for the if.Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier) at the Edinburgh Festival, and winning a Chortle Award for best sketch act, Pappy's have recorded their own shows for Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4, performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and become the first ever British act to play the San Francisco Sketch Festival. Their fourth Edinburgh show, ‘World Record Attempt: 200 sketches in an hour’, which attracted widespread critical praise, was followed by a 50 date national UK tour. Their fifth live show ‘All Business’ garnered a string of 4 and 5 star reviews during their fifth successful year at the Edinburgh Festival.

Pappy’s writing and performing credits include a string of hit TV shows including ‘Miranda’ (BBC Two), ‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’ (BBC One), ‘Meet the Parents’ (E4), ‘Robert’s Web’ (Channel 4), ‘Fast and Loose’ (BBC Two), ‘Greatest Movie Mistakes’ (BBC Three), ‘The King is Dead’ (BBC Three) and ‘Trinny and Susannah: From Boom to Bust’ (Channel 4).

"Amazingly funny... a jaw-dropping, laugh-a-second spectacular from three young men who are supremely talented writers and performers” - Chortle
"Sheer joy" - Metro
“Beneath the larking about there’s a painstakingly constructed hour of quick fire gags, recurring characters, and snappy songs. By the end of it, the crowd is as elated as the performers, and that’s saying something” - Independent on Sunday
"Blissfully funny comedy" - The List
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