Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy

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Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy is a British TV series in which comedian Dawn French interviews her favourite male comedians about how they came to be comedians. It is a follow up and counterpart to Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy.

The full BBC One series consists of three 30-minute programmes with 35 comedians, sewn together as if they were a single discussion. Programme 1 is about how family and early life influenced their careers, programme 2 is about the comedians' early careers, and programme 3 is about the experience of standing on stage in front of an audience. The decision was taken early in the production process to film with three cameras, largely in close up, and with very sparing use of archive material. Each show features five or six archive clips of a variety of other comedians past and present.

A spin-off series of six half-hour interviews, called Dawn French's More Boys Who Do Comedy, was transmitted on BBC Four, slightly bizarrely before the main BBC One series transmitted. The featured comedians were John Cleese, Graham Norton, Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon, Russell Brand and Ken Dodd.

Comedians[edit]

Comics interviewed by Dawn included for the main BBC One series include;

Comedians featured in clips: