British Comedy Guide chats to Kerry Howard and Zoe Boyle about Witless
19 April 2016
British Comedy Guide sat down with Kerry Howard and Zoe Boyle to talk about their new BBC Three series Witless.
Here's a taster:
This sounds like a great new format. Can you introduce it?
Kerry: I think the whole concept is like The Odd Couple on the run. Originally I did a sketch show pilot called Kerry for BBC Three and the BBC loved it but they wanted a series with more of a narrative. So they went back to the production company, Objective, and asked if they could develop a narrative from it.
So me and writers Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf got together and kind of bashed about an idea, coming up with Witless. We presented the idea to the BBC, we made a pilot and they loved it, so commissioned a series. It's got so many characters in it, it's like an action comedy with an ensemble - and they're rare, I don't think there are any shows about which are like our show.
Zoe: No, there aren't. Some similarities have been drawn to The Wrong Mans, and someone has described it as "The Wrong Mans meets Thelma and Louise", which we're thrilled with, we love that, but it's a bit more domestic. It's more at home, there are no international spies; so it's more low-key in that sense. But very funny!
You can read the whole interview here.