Dawson Bros.

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Dawson Bros. are a team of UK comedy writers. They are brothers Steve Dawson (born 1979) and Andrew Dawson (born 1977) and their childhood friend Tim Inman (born 1979).[1]

The trio were educated at Abingdon School during the 1990s.[2] They have written on shows including That Mitchell and Webb Look, MTV Europe Music Awards, Total Wipeout, The Jonathan Ross Show, Take Me Out, the Brit Awards, Happy Finish,[3] Skins, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, Derren Brown's Trick or Treat, Balls of Steel, The Friday Night Project, the Royal Variety Performance, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[4][5][6][7] They regularly contribute centrepiece sketches to Children in Need, Sport Relief and Comic Relief – such as the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sketch for Children in Need 2016[8] and the Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em sketch starring Michael Crawford for Sport Relief 2016.[9] They also contributed to BBC One's The One Ronnie, notably the Blackberry Sketch.[10]

In 2012, they authored their own BBC sketch show, Dawson Bros. Funtime[11] featuring YouTube stars Chris Kendall (aka crabstickz) and Jenny Bede, alongside comedy performers Mike Wozniak and Cariad Lloyd, and featuring the voice of Peter Serafinowicz.[12]

Dawson Bros. also produce an occasional series of web animations called "I'd Like To Have Been In That Meeting..." with animator Richard Whitelock and comic performers Dan Benoliel and Jonny Donahoe, one of which features the voice of Dana Snyder;[13] and were staff writers for the online comedy website Funny or Die UK.

In 2013 they co-wrote the BBC One sitcom Big School, alongside David Walliams.[14] The series aired across August and September of that year and was subsequently recommissioned; the second series aired in Autumn 2014.

Working with David Walliams again, Dawson Bros. co-created and co-wrote the BBC One sketch show Walliams & Friend in 2015. A Christmas special starring Joanna Lumley aired on Christmas Eve that year followed by a full series run in 2016 featuring Jack Whitehall, Harry Enfield, Sheridan Smith, Meera Syal, Miranda Richardson and Hugh Bonneville.[15]

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  1. ^ Dawson Bros. site
  2. ^ "Whats On, Drama" (PDF). Abingdon School.
  3. ^ "Happy Finish". 1 January 2000 – via IMDb.
  4. ^ List of credits from Dawsonbros.com
  5. ^ "Steve Dawson".
  6. ^ "Andrew Dawson".
  7. ^ "Tim Inman".
  8. ^ "BBC Children in Need 2016". BBC.
  9. ^ Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Sport Relief sketch at the BBC Store[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ BBC (20 December 2010). "My Blackberry Is Not Working! | The One Ronnie, Preview". BBC One – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "Dawson Bros. Funtime on iPlayer". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  12. ^ "Curtis Brown press release". Curtisbrown.co.uk. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  13. ^ "Web Animation". Youtube.com. 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  14. ^ "Big School". 1 January 2000 – via IMDb.
  15. ^ "David Walliams returns to BBC One with some familiar faces for new series, Walliams And Friend". BBC.