New direction for Dan’s Comedy Dream


Ok, I have made a comedy direction decision. It’s been a tricky one, as it means leaving other stuff behind or at least on hold for 12 months.

I have decided to focus on… drum roll please… sketch comedy.

That’s right, this means everything else is on hold, stand-up, sitcom writing, even ballet, all on hold. Being your typical guy, I can only focus on one thing at any time and therefore sketch comedy is the one.

Though I need a project, an idea, a focus…

Sketch groups I love include the highly established League of Gentlemen, the well polished Cardinal Burns and up and comers like Late Night Gimp Fight. I needed to think what could I create that is different…

Sketch Comedy Group - The League of Gentlemen

Sketch Comedy Group — The League of Gentlemen

Sketch Comedy Group - Cardinal Burns

Sketch Comedy Group — Cardinal Burns

Sketch Comedy Group - Late Night Gimp Fight

Sketch Comedy Group — Late Night Gimp Fight

And then it hit me… I had an idea.

I mentioned it to a few people and they all said, “ummm that’s a bit full on”… I took that as a positive. Sadly I can’t disclose too many details at this point as it would be a real pity if someone was able to run with it before I did, as I had heard this happens more often than your expect.

So I’m just going to have to call it Dan’s seriously top secret project…

The project needed a few people, equipment and possible a location. I chatted the idea through with Chris Head

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Chris has been a huge support since I started sketch comedy, so I felt he was the man to help me turn this idea into a reality, or tell me it was shit, and to go home.

Luckily he loved it and said: “It’s got legs, I really like it”

Boom, that was all I need to confirm this is how I was going to waste… I mean spend my next 12 months. Chris was also able to add depth to the idea, as well as a strong hook of interest and even set up a possible meeting with someone who could help launch Dan’s seriously top secret project… 

All I needed was a location and a rather nice camera… and we all know who has one of them right? better text Mr Australian Pete.

Dan Tambling is a stand-up comedian, sketch comedy writer, actor and producer of ‘12 sketches in a London house’. This is his blog.


  1. Dom Alderson

    Sounds like you’re on to a winner Dan. Keep pacing forward!
    I can help with camera gear etc if you need any support. 🙂

    Best of luck

    July 27, 2015 · Reply

    1. Dan

      Thank you Dom,

      I really feel confident this is going to be great, intense, though great.And I would love to chat about camera gear etc as I am in the process of building the film crew side of the project over the next month.

      Thanks Dan

      July 28, 2015 · Reply

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