Episode 26: Chris the Sitcom Writer – ED & FRIENDS

Chris Gau, the co-writer and producer of hit Channel 5 sitcom Borderline (along with Michael Orton-Tolliver) joins Ed on an extraordinarily hot day where they talk it out, sweat it out and discuss the process of making a comedy about UK Border Control.


Chris had moved in with his parents to focus on writing every day. When his writing partner was stopped at airport customs they began the two year journey to bring Borderline to life. It has since gone on to be a success with audiences and critics alike, and has even been renewed for season 2! Chris and Ed talk about the show’s unconventional methodology, the role of improvisation in the scripting process both before and after casting, and the inevitable comparisons to comedy juggernaut The Office. That, plus Ed and Chris track the temperature in the room by unconventional means.

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If you have not seen Borderline, here’s a sneak peek:

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And if you would like to listen to Chris’ hilarious podcast Fact Up, you can download it from iTunes HERE.

Episode 22: Tai the Impressionist – ED & FRIENDS

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This week’s episode of Ed & Friends features talented impressionist, comedian, and filmmaker Tai Campbell.

Tai is the creator of The Impressionismists, a YouTube Channel where he and fellow impressionist Angus Dunican perform competing impressions for your viewing pleasure.

Ed and Tai chat about the work it takes to create a convincing impression, the transformative physical process and the practice it takes. And they have a bunch of fun doing it, with surprise appearances from Barack Obama, Stephen Hawking, Matthew McConaughey and many more…. ehem.. celebs.

Click to get tickets for Tai’s upcoming improv shows with his group “Left Foot First” at Guildford and Reading Fringe Festivals.

You can check out The Impressionismists on Youtube here:

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