Badult entertainment

New name for Pappy's sitcom


The forthcoming BBC Three sitcom from sketch trio Pappy’s has been renamed Badults.

Its new title reflects the premise that Tom Parry, Matthew Crosby and Ben Clark are ‘bad at being adults’, the BBC says.

In the the show – previously called Secret Dude Society – the trio share a flat, which becomes a springboard for such hare-brained schemes as opening a pop-up restaurant, launching a new dance anthem or re-enacting the French Revolution.

In a statement, Pappy’s said: ‘Having spent ten years on the live circuit, this is an absolute dream come true for us. We wanted to create a TV show that transformed our live, stage work into a sitcom with very much the same silly, old-school studio sitcom style.’

Director Ben Kellett said: ‘Badults is fantastic, throwback style comedy. It’s been an absolute joy to work with Pappy’s, who never stopped surprising me throughout the recording of this series; they have such genuine talent for live studio sitcom.’

The show –  BBC Three’s first studio sitcom since 2009’s ill-fated We Are Klang – has been filmed in Glasgow by The Comedy Unit and will air later this year.

As well as the Chortle-award-winning trio it also stars Absolutely’s Jack Docherty as their boss, Carabine, and Emer Kenny, who plays Danielle in BBC Three sitcom Pramface, as Matthew's sister Rachel.

It is not Pappy’s first venture into TV, but it is their first full series. In 2009, they made a pilot of a spoof game show, called Mr And Mrs Hotty Hott Hot Show, which went out as part of E4’s Comedy Lab strand, and the previous year, while they were foursome with Brendan Dodds known as Pappy’s Fun Club, they made a self-titled sketch show pilot for Channel 4.

Published: 16 Apr 2013

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