Tonight's the night! We'll be on Sketchorama, on BBC Radio 4, at 6.30pm. If you'd like to hear us messing about, please tune in! (click here for link)
Saturday 25th May 2013
McNeil and Pamphilon's Sketch Night in The Guardian!
Nice little write up in today's Guardian Guide for our show on Thursday, although Steve does wonder if they might have been able to find ONE nice adjective for him...
"It's hard to make a living as a stand-up double-act. For all the great comic chemistry that can result from two perfectly matched performers, the simple economics of splitting a fee between two has spelt the death knell for loads of promising duos, from Lee & Herring downwards. So the best of luck to newcomers McNeil & Pamphilon, whose smart and delightfully stupid sketch comedy has made them a hot property on the circuit. Like many great double acts, they're a study in opposites: Steve McNeil is square, gawky and impossibly uncool, while Sam Pamphilon's an exotically named, floppy-haired potential sex symbol. Their material uses clever spins on all kinds of contemporary laddish concerns, from sexual deviancy to social awkwardness, and delivers hearty (sometimes filthy) laughs in a similar vein to kindred spirits Late Night Gimp Fight."
If you'd like to come along and see Sam's good looks, and Steve still crying about that, click here for tickets.
Saturday 11th May 2013
2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Show Announced!
We are VERY EXCITED to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival show - McNeil and Pamphilon Go 8-bit! Click here to find out more and buy tickets - but be quick, it's a limited run - just 4 nights! Eek!
Saturday 4th May 2013
BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama!
We've had dates confirmed for the broadcast of our set on Sketchorama. It'll be previewing on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Monday 13th May @ 0900 & 2230, and then on BBC Radio 4 for the 'official' broadcast on Wednesday 12th June @ 1830. Please tune in! We're not sure which bits of our set will be in the show, but we'll leave this picture here just incase as it MIGHT be relevant...
Thursday 18th April 2013
UPDATE ON STUFF!
Hello! Sorry for the lack of updates, we've been busy little bees! We're still working away on this sitcom script for the BBC, and have just recorded a set for BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama (we'll let you know when it's going to be on soon). In other news, we'll be at the Latitude Festival this July, Steve did a voiceover for Heineken and James Bond (link), we both turned up on BBC 1's Richard Hammond's Secret Service (click here for Steve's prank), Sam's in a Bwark/Dominoes Pizza thing called The Support Group (link), we've been writing for a couple of other shows, and will be heading up to Edinburgh with a couple of exciting things too (details to follow). Eek!
If you want to come and see us live, we're re-launching our Sketch Night at the beautiful St James Theatre on 30th May (click here for details/tickets) - we've got Clever Peter (stars of their own Radio 4 show), Late Night Gimp Fight (Chortle and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees) and Jigsaw (stars of BBC 3's Live at the Electric). Please come - it's going to be awesome! And we haven't seen you in ages...
Thursday 17th January 2013
AWESOME CHARITY SKETCHTACULAR!
On Thursday 31st January, we'll be MC-ing a charity benefit for Kidney Research UK at the Pleasance, Islington. The line up is Cariad Lloyd, Clever Peter, The Beta Males, Idiots of Ants, Abandoman and The Boy With Tape On His Face. That's an INCREDIBLE line up and a great cause so, unless you're a massive idiot, you'll want tickets - pop over to the Pleasance website and buy some before they run out!
Tuesday 13th November 2012
EdFringe show in London - LAST TIME EVER!
For one night only, and for the last time ever(!), we'll be performing our EdFringe show in London, at The Pleasance, Islington, on Wednesday 5th December (8pm). If you'd like to come along, click here. Hopefully see you there! (Yes, we've copied the previous news item's text - we're SO lazy...)
Friday 19th October 2012
EdFringe show in London
For one night only, we'll be performing our EdFringe show in London, at Riverside Studios on Thursday 8th November (8pm). If you'd like to come along, click here. Hopefully see you there!
Friday 31st August 2012
Thank you, Edinburgh!
We've had an amazing month! Biggest crowds we've ever had, nicest set of reviews we've ever had, and we got to be involved in lots of lovely extra things (The Joy of Sketch, The Beta Males' Midnight Movie Theatre, Chortle's Fast Fringe, Itch: A Scratch Event, E4's chart-topping Podcast and many others). We've now updated the website properly, so you can hear/see some of the interviews/press we did on our 'audio' and 'links' pages, and see review highlights on the reviews page. Thanks to everyone who came along this year - see you all again soon! Steve and Sam xx
Monday 20th August 2012
More nice and fun things
Sorry for the delay in updating - busy busy busy! We had another nice review from Spoonfed - click here. Also, we've been on a couple of podcasts which you can hear here: (the stage) (e4 pod calf). And there's a nice article with a lovely picture by Idil Sukan in the Pleasance Times - click here - issue 4
Tuesday 14th August 2012
Lovely mention in The Guardian
Paul MacInnes (Edinburgh Comedy Awards judge and editor of the Guardian Guide) gave us a nice mention on his blog the other day:
"In their third year at the fringe, the pair have in the past proven themselves proficient in trad sketch comedy. This year is billed as more of the same - but actually contains only about half a dozen sketches. The rest is the pair, apparently "out" of character, seeing their whole working relationship fall apart, via the application of two Poundland colanders. It's hilarious and a little mind-bendy, because really these exchanges are in themselves a set of sketches masquerading as a gap between sketches. It's one of my favourite shows so far. Perhaps the sketch show isn't dead. It's just resting."
A couple of interviews we've done recently are available online now. You can read our STV one by clicking here, or listen to our Fresh Air Radio one by clicking here.
Thursday 9th 2012
Silent Sketch Show Video
We're having a lovely time at the festival this year so, as a thankyou to everyone who's been along, we've uploaded a Silent Sketch Show TV taster we filmed earlier this year - we hope you like it! (NOTE: For anyone who hasn't seen our live show yet, we talk in that - fair warning...)
August 8th 2012
First Reviews: 4 Stars from Chortle and ThreeWeeks!
We've been lucky enough to get a couple of nice reviews. The Chortle one's up on their website, but the ThreeWeeks one is only in the weekly printed edition at the moment, so we thought we'd share it here...
"From cleverly crafted sketches that hark back to the glory days of the Two Ronnies or Morecambe and Wise, to the environmentally themed audience sing-a-long at its climax, this show manages to pack in everything one could possibly wish for from a Fringe act.
A delightful mish-mash of stand-up, slick sketches and silly songs, McNeil and Pamphilon's set is guaranteed to induce big belly laughs. Of course, every great comic double-act is nothing without great chemistry, which is something this pair has in abundance. It is a joy to watch the hilarious consequences as they play off each other's opposing personas; this duo have proved that they most definitely do have funny bones."
August 1st 2012
Edinburgh Fringe Show!
It begins! We'll be doing our Edinburgh show every day (except the 14th) from 1st - 27th August, at the Baby Grand, in the Pleasance Courtyard. We would LOVE to see you there. If you'd like to come, you can book tickets by clicking here.
July 14th 2012
Interview on BBC Radio Northampton
We were interviewed today on BBC Radio Northampton by the lovely Pete Cooper, in advance of tomorrow's EdFringe preview in Milton Keynes. If you'd like to hear the interview, you can do so by clicking here.
July 2nd 2012
For The Win!
We wrote a sketch about a banker for a BBC sketch show pilot, 'For The Win'. It's on iPlayer at the moment if you fancy taking a peek (21 minutes in). Click here to watch!
***UPDATE 13/07/12*** The sketch is now available on YouTube: click here
June 1st 2012
An interview what we did...
A little while ago, we were interviewed for a writers' magazine, 'What the Dickens?' - if you'd like to have a look, for FREE(!), you can do so by clicking here. Our bit starts in the bottom right, and then carries on over the page. You know, like in a magazine made of paper. You remember those, right?
May 28th 2012
First Edinburgh Preview - Tickets on Sale!
If you'd like to see us struggle our way through the first incarnation of our new 2012 show, we'll be performing along with Thomas Nelstrop at Riverside Studios on the 7th June. Click here to buy tickets, look at maps, and all that other stuff.
May 25th 2012
McNeil and Pamphilon Sell Out!
Rather than wait until we're famous to sell out (which is so last year) we've decided to get it out of the way nice and early. We're going to be filming a bunch more stuff for the lovely people at Fit4Less - if you want to see the things we shot last year, you can do so by clicking here.
May 14th 2012
Wow! Hello! We hope you like our new website and that it fills your life with joy. Click on the links at the top of the page to see all the stuff what is on this thing. We shall endeavour to update this somewhat more frequently than the old one...