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Vic and Bob's House of Fools Sitcom Details Unleashed

Vic and Bob’s House of Fools Sitcom Details Unleashed
Howard Gorman

Details of the new sitcom, Vic and Bob’s House of Fools, starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have been unleashed on the ‘Be In The Audience’ section of the BBC’s website. Stars of highly popular shows such as Bang Bang, Catterick and of course, the beloved comedy panel show Shooting Stars, which was controversially booted from BBC 2 in 2011, the duo now reunite to provide an insight into their lives off the telly. (Note that this pilot show is being recorded on a not for broadcast basis).

Unfortunately for Bob, they both share his flat along with Bob’s Norwegian son, Erik, (played by fellow comedian Daniel Simonsen) who hasn’t got the time of day for his dad. Living next door is their landlady, Julie, (played by Australian comedienne Morgana Robinson) who lives “in a haze of imagined fantasies.”

Apart from the regular tenants the flat will play host to a constant stream of cameo visitors, most are who are not welcome. These visitors will include characters such as Beef (played by Matt Berry) who is a lady-obsessed libertine, not to be confused with Bosh, (played by a familiar face to fans of Shooting Stars, Dan Skinner) a Geordie ex-con, who is scheming to move in to the flat. With Bob’s house full of chaotic guests it will be nigh impossible for him to sort out his first date in over six months.

Speaking of the show, the producers claim that “Just as they bent the rules of the panel show format, Vic and Bob’s House of Fools does the same to the studio sitcom.” We are told to expect thirty minues of unsullied Vic and Bob replete with their trait anarchic japes, the daftest of props and unimaginable situations backed up with an all-star supporting cast.

A month ago Mortimer tweeted an announcement to follow the @VicAndBobSitcom account which was dedicating to handling ticket applications. Despite innundations, tickets are available on the aforementioned ‘Be In The Audience’ page for both an afternoon and evening show at BBC Television Centre on Friday, March 22. Visit the following link to get tickets while they are still available.

We’ll leave you with a clip of Vic and Bob winning The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award at the British Comedy Awards, 2012.

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