On the Rocky road
A sketch show pilot made by the BBC has been shortlisted for a major international award.
Dawson Bros Funtime was made for BBC Three’s Feed My Funny online offering, and also got an airing on the channel in September last year.
Now it has been nominated for a Rocky award at the Banff international media festival – although the creators are still waiting for news about whether the show will be picked up for a series.
Featuring comics Mike Wozniak and Cariad Lloyd and featuring the voice of Peter Serafinowicz, the show has been shortlisted in the category for fictional web series, alongside America’s Chosen and Canadian shows Prison Dancer: The Interactive Web Musical and What Are The Sevens?
The Dawson brothers – Steve and Andrew Dawson and their childhood friend Tim Inman – have also written for several other sketch shows, including That Mitchell And Webb Look.
And also nominated in the awards, to be handed out in June, is Peep Show.
The long-running Channel 4 show is up for best sitcom against NBC’s Community, Belgium’s Kiss Me Quick and Canada’s Seed.
But none of the programmes shortlisted in the comedy category are British: Les Appendices (The Appendixes) and Out There with Melissa DiMarco, both from Canada; and Loslopend Wild (Foxies On The Run) and What If?, both from Belgium.
Here is a clip from Dawson Bros Funtime:
Published: 11 May 2013