The Penny Dreadfuls

The Penny Dreadfuls

The Penny Dreadfuls are a British sketch-comedy troupe consisting of comedians Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck. The sketch team perform regularly on the London comedy circuit.


"The Dreadfuls" met performing in Edinburgh based improv comedy show The Improverts in 2001. They performed together for the next four years before forming, along with founding member Jamie Anderson, The Penny Dreadfuls. In 2006, they made their debut appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their Victorian-themed sketch show "Aeneas Faversham" and an improv show entitled "Shamwagon", also featuring Edinburgh comics Peter Cameron and Idil Sukan.Their first appearance on television soon followed with a sketch in BBC Three's "Comedy Shuffle" before returning to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007 with "Aeneas Faversham Returns" [ [ : official site of the edinburgh festival fringe ] ] , which won them a ThreeWeeks Editors Award. [ [ ThreeWeeks Editors Awards 2007] ] Their 2008 Edinburgh Fringe show is entitled "Aeneas Faversham Forever" and has been premiered in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Their radio show, The Penny Dreadfuls present...The Brothers Faversham, was broadcast in January 2008 on BBC 7 and guest starred Miles Jupp and Ingrid Oliver. Each episode of the four-part series followed the life and demise of one of the Faversham brothers; Horatius, Theseus, Leonidas and Augustus. A second series, The Penny Dreadfuls present... More Brothers Faversham, has been recorded and is due to be broadcast in October 2008.

In June 2008 they appeared in The Supersizers Go... Victorian alongside Sue Perkins and Giles Coren.


External links

* [ Official Penny Dreadfuls website]
* [ MySpace page for The Penny Dreadfuls]


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