Thursday, 1 October 2015

Edison's Secret Lab...

I thought today would NEVER come, but it's FINALLY here!!  So why the excitement?  The show that I've been working on - my first for the US - Edison's Secret Lab - premieres on Netflix (US) today!!  HUZZAH!!

We're also hitting PBS.  For my chums in LA, we'll be on KLCS, but I don't know when exactly.

It's been a SUPER-fun show to work on, and I'm hoping it won't be too long before we see it here in the UK (I can't wait to see Max  Planck, the father of modern day quantum mechanics, getting beaten up by a shop dummy).

For now, I'm going to have to rely on my friends on the other side of the pond to tell me how AWESOME the show is.

For those of us in the UK, we'll have to wait just a little bit longer.


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

It's About Time! me, you'll find that a really clever title when you learn what my first movie is about.

Yeah, that's right - I said MOVIE!

More news to come as and when.

BUT we have the locations pinned down. We have the cast. We have the crew, and we have an AWESOME screenwriter! (that's me btw...)

Is it like anything I've ever done before?  Nope.

O...K...but is it cool and groovy and ever so awesome?


More to follow...

Monday, 13 July 2015


I can't be sure, but I think my new car is a time machine.  The sales guy didn't mention it in his sales patter, but I have my suspicions.  He mentioned fuel economy, speed, yeah I got all that. But crossing the fourth dimension?, I don't think so.  Maybe it was an optional extra?  Maybe.  But the fact remains, I'm pretty sure I'm back in 2005.

The reason?  Well, over the last two days, I've seen 'King Arthur's Disasters', 'premiere' and 'new' appear in the same sentence.  Surreal.

So yes, the good news is the LOON IS BACK!!!  After spending years in the TV wilderness, he's found his way back to civilisation (which came as a shock to me!), thanks to Netflix.

Huzzah for Netflix! Huzzah for everything!

In fact, he's jumped onto EVERY Netflix service! Double Huzzah! (with the exception of the U.S & Canada.  To my American/Canadian chums, sorry, you'll just have to wait...or change your DNS settings, but of course, you didn't hear that from me...wink).

So what does all this mean? I don't know. Probably nothing.  But looking at Arthur, I can't help but reminisce about the giggles and laughter we had making the show, and also a little sad that the show came to a premature end.

So, if you missed his first premiere ten years ago, catch this ageless nutter again.

I will do the in the knowledge that as he streams around the World, I'm one step closer to World domination.


Thursday, 12 June 2014


As with most comedy fans of my generation, the terribly sad news of Rik Mayall’s passing came as a huge shock. 

For those of us who grew up on a diet of Kevin Turvey and the anarchy, violence and chaos of The Young Ones and the wonderful Bottom, life won't be quite the same again. 

Rik was one of my Comedy Gods. He was also my friend.  We'd often text each other and trade insults... 

Wait, let me rephrase that: we'd text each other and I'd receive insults. 

He was hugely excited about my latest project, and we'd even started knocking around the possibility of us collaborating on a new sitcom. But our friendship aside, I remained completely in awe of him.

Rik was a gentleman; a pillar of integrity; a modest man, considering his huge achievements, and whatever the Universe may decide to throw at me, I'll remain eternally grateful that it gave me the opportunity to call Rik my friend; my mentor, the likes of whom I doubt I shall ever meet again.

RIP my dear friend. I'll miss you...