Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
click to watch and click on the link below to watch and rate Stu, and Paul's blog, 1 + 2 on Youtube...
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED ON YOUTUBE
Monday, December 24, 2007
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED TITLE SEQUENCE
click on the link for Paul Pearson's blog on Youtube
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED ON YOUTUBE
Friday, December 21, 2007
***Marc will also be appearing in the 8th January 2008 issue of Zoo - (Issue 202).***
thanks to Jonathan and Lucy.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy continues tonight on BBC1 at 10.20pm.
Marc Wootton Exposed character profiles, press release and programme info added - character photos coming very soon
Marc appeared last night in channel 4's 100 Funniest Moments - click on the label for more info.
F.A.Q.A.T.T. news coming soon.... in the meantime see the new photos above of Chris and Dean...loving them here at Fooling Nobody!!!!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
MARC WOOTTON PROJECT CHARACTERS
...photos coming soon...
‘Er sorry, have you been eating garlic? It’s just that your breath is making my eyes water.’
Paul Pearson is a tragic loner with an uneventful life and no friends. He lives in a council flat in Waterlooville. Desperate for some recognition and to be somebody of importance, he concocts a tall story about being nipped by a vampire bat. Paul is now keeping a video diary to document his transformation from mere mortal into a fully-fledged Dracula. It all starts to go a bit wrong for Paul when he attempts to feed off the bakery manager at the Morrisons where he works. Instead of nipping his neck he bites him on the cheek and is instantly dismissed for gross misconduct. Out of work and now even more of a social outcast, Paul tries to get on with his life despite the cursed blood running through his veins. Paul’s first proper feed is ruined when he fails to snare the lady who delivers the Betterware catalogue in a homemade trap. Later, he joins the gym in an attempt to lower his weight for night-flying, only to have a run in with a hairy little wolfman in the showers. When he agrees to look after Pierre, his nephew’s hamster, it bites Paul leaving him with only one choice - for the sake of humanity he must slay Pierre before he turns into a Vampire hamster. Paul finally takes his revenge on Gary, his old boss, when he undergoes his first full transformation into a bat. We have to take his word for that though, as the batteries on the camera conveniently ran out.
‘When Des was around kissing was a sign of weakness. A man would have to follow up with a Chinese burn to prove he hadn’t gone soft. That’s what things were like for a woman in those days, people forget.’
Doris is a pensioner with a heart-rending past. After being kept under lock and key for forty years at the hands of her late husband Des, she is now free and things are starting to look up. Following the appearance of Jim Nash, an old flame from her childhood, Doris is learning what it is to be in love again. It doesn’t take long for Doris to realise that Jim does things very differently to her tyrannical husband Des. Jim asks Doris to ride in the car with him, whereas Des would make her run beside. Jim prefers his date to sit at the table and eat with him, whereas Des preferred a woman to go under the table. In an intimate moment Jim looks lovingly into Doris’ eyes – Des favoured making his wife wear a pillowcase over her head with a photograph of Princess Anne on it. We follow Doris on a journey of discovery as Jim coaxes her out of her under-stairs cupboard and into her first meaningful courtship. What follows is a fairytale of dinner dates, family get-togethers, weekends away and even the sound of wedding bells – but can Jim save Doris from the shadowy legacy of Des?
‘I wouldn’t laugh at me mate. The last person that laughed at me the skin off their face went up my fingernails.’
Ian Jackson is no ordinary eight-year-old schoolboy. His parents quickly realised that he had demonic tendencies when he was young and promptly dumped him with his Nanny and emigrated. Now without the inadequate supervision of Nanny, Ian Jackson has become every bully’s worst nightmare, especially if they cross him. Ian tells his teacher and class about his weekend exploits in show and tell. However, the situations he gets himself into aren’t always as innocent as he proclaims. Over the course of the series we catch up with Ian as he harasses Jimmy, his reluctant best friend; avoids Inspector Jarret, the inexplicably tolerant long arm of the law and flirts unwittingly with Mr Haydin, the local deviant with an inappropriate agenda. Bully Neil Webb gets on the wrong side of Ian, who retaliates using a witch’s wand – a cane stolen from a blind lady. On Ian’s Birthday it is Nanny who gets the present – a trip to hospital in an ambulance and a visit to the theatre – an operating theatre. And tragedy strikes on Guy Fawkes night, but whose idea was it for Jimmy to hide in the bonfire?
‘I crossed the road thoughtfully. The green man became so angry he turned red, I cried.’
Pip is a transatlantic singer-songwriter embodying all that is pretentious, annoying and Emo. With dyed black hair and a Prada sweater, Pip sits at his piano in front of his adoringly sycophantic fans who hang on his every word. In between meaningless songs about alcoholic clowns, having a drawing pin stuck in your shoe and the decline of CD sales, Pip philosophises about beautiful things he has seen which made him cry. It’s clear they are only crocodile tears, as the beauty he talks of is normally dreadful, like a woman being dragged along by a tube train or man choking on a chicken bone.
‘Chachi has a nickname for me. Apparently the face of a pig is highly revered in Mexico. The spitting is part of the accent.’
Prudence is a suburban housewife and mother to three beautiful children. She plays hard at keeping up with the Joneses. Everything is perfect until Prudence’s husband Richard arrives home late one night slurring his words and panicking about a Mexican man in the boot of his car. After telling Prudence that he knocked ‘Chachi’ over somewhere near Hampstead Heath, Richard suggests that they let him live with them to keep him sweet. Reluctant to jeopardise her material trappings, Prudence agrees. Before long everyone but Prudence notices that the relationship between Richard and Chachi is a little more intimate than landlord and lodger. But even after photographic evidence of naked horseplay, a physical attack in the form of a massage from Chachi and a murder, Prudence is extremely reluctant to acknowledge that there is anything untoward going on. That is until she discovers her worst nightmare hidden within the pages of her treasured photo album.
‘Went to boarding school at the age of four, Master Chadwick leashing fury ‘pon my little back door.’
Rufus is a privileged rich boy from Godalford with too much time and money on his hands and not enough sense to do anything worthwhile with it. Whilst waiting for his mother to finish pilates he hears Tim Westwood on Radio 1 playing 50 Cent and decides that he wants to become a rapper, as he and Fiddy are like peas in a pod. But growing up on an estate worth millions hardly compares with living rough in Queens and it shows through his lyrics about Grandfather clocks, boarding school beatings and puddings. It’s not just the music that Rufus adopts – he buys into the whole culture of hip-hop too. Recruiting his father’s handyman Brian as his pose and embarking on life as a gangsta, we hear about Rufus having a ‘Beef’ with a ninety year old lady, performing a drive-by on his horse, making his first Hip-Hop video about Gypsies and protesting for the release of his homie Willy Long from the local Police station.
‘Now I’m going to get political on your asses. Bush! I mean, c’mon!’
Candy is a brash, bullying comedian from New York who thinks she’s the funniest human to walk the planet, ever. The problem is that the biggest joke in Candy’s act is her: she understands the concept of a gag, but misses what is actually funny. Her set is a list of subject matter – politics, sexism, surrealism, stereotypes – and she has nothing to back it up except her inimitable catchphrases, ‘C’mon’, ‘What’s all that about?’ and ‘Laugh it up!’. We catch up with the ample-bosomed Candy mid-act, squeezed into a tight lycra exercise vest and leggings, completely unaware that her audience are laughing at her and not with her.
Critics come up to me and say, ‘Stu your techniques are based on nothing and you are irresponsible.’ I say, ‘Well who’s on the telly – me or you?’
Australian Stu is television’s answer to childcare expert Gina Ford. Stu presents his own show, War on Kids, from an underground bunker with Big Brother style treatment rooms to monitor toddlers who have behavioural problems. Under his surveillance the parents are instructed by earpiece on how to deal with their child’s issues, but Stu is the last person you’d want advising you on how to rear your little ones. He’s learnt all he knows from his father who fed him nothing but potatoes until he was nine years old and left him deaf, blind in one eye and walking with a limp. Over the series Stu helps parents with problems like ‘Bedtime Battles - little shits who just wont sleep’ and ‘Crappy Eaters’ by applying his bespoke techniques and tricks including ‘Wet Bed: Teddy’s Dead’, ‘Pinch punch, eat your lunch’ and ‘If I can’t tame ya, I’m gonna have to maim ya’.
‘Grandad. Now I’m down with a man who shits himself as often as I do.’
Sonny is a one-and-half-year-old baby who talks like he’s a gangster from the East End of London. Sonny loves his mum, but can’t help getting agitated at the rest of his family of morons. Whether it’s his grandparents asking him what noise a cat makes or his own dad asking the question ‘Who am I?’ Sonny can’t believe that he’s actually related to these people. Not only that, but he can see right through their attempts to get him to eat and sleep. We meet Sonny within the solitary confinement of his playpen or having to endure his mother’s feeble attempts to rock him to sleep in his buggy where he chews the fat with us about the injustice of his world.
‘I’m the one what done Mother Teresa wearing a hoodie!’
Artist of the people and deluded social commentator Noodle thinks some gimmicky graffiti sprayed around London is going to change the world for the better. Inspired by the success of graffiti artist and satirist Banksy, his art has a message too, only he hasn’t worked out what it is yet. Noodle clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing, but it hardly matters when A-list celebs like Jude Law and Sienna Miller can’t get enough of his art. Noodle resides in the Noodlearium, a converted warehouse so big that he needs a motorbike to get from his trampoline bed to his novelty phone box urinal. The Noodlearium is packed with his thoroughly pretentious art and misguided trains of thought. Over the course of the series Noodle explains how he’s going to overthrow the Big Brother establishment by graffitting murals of the army wearing bras; set in motion a mind-blowing piece involving passing a Polaroid camera from person to person around the circumference of the earth; and firmly establish a unique style called ‘retro’, which includes painting over graffiti and taking the wall back to its original colour.
‘Oh, I had to use my second son as a deposit on a minibus. Bad memories!’
Una was a model and tour guide in the late sixties until her husband lost her in a card game to a traveller from abroad. Ever since, she has travelled the world, going from one disastrous relationship to another. After years of being mistreated, Una has finally found her way back to London and is attempting to pick up her life from where she left off. It is obvious though that she thinks she is still being pursued by the perpetrators of her past misery. Una is a dreadful tour guide: not only does she look likes she’s been sleeping rough, but her tours are a strange mix of fact and fiction. It soon becomes apparent to her tour groups that she really is scraping the barrel trying to remember genuine historic facts. In reality the only glimpses of truth come in the form of revelations from her own dark past, which inadvertently slip out during the tours.
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED
PI – Episode 1
Marc Wootton presents a gallery of delusional characters in this brand new comedy sketch show for BBC Three. Using the power of monologue and the motif of a photographer's studio, Marc Wootton Exposed takes the viewer behind the moment in a posed portrait and into the lives of the characters behind the façade, revealing their darkest secrets in the process.
In the first episode, we meet Doris, the 70-year-old widow with a dark past that threatens to destroy her chance at future happiness; demonic schoolboy Ian tells his classmates and teacher some of the worrying things he got up to over the weekend; deluded posh rapper Rufus explains how he and Tim Westwood are peas in a pod; brash New York comedienne Candy brings her own brand of humour to the London stage; and the unfulfilled Paul begins to chart his transformation into a vampire.
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED
Marc Wootton presents a gallery of delusional characters in this brand new comedy series for BBC3.
Using the power of monologue and the ingenious motif of a photographer's studio, Marc Wootton Exposed takes the viewer behind the moment in a posed portrait and into the lives of the deluded characters behind the façade, revealing their darkest secrets in the process.
This original, fully-scripted solo show gives Marc Wootton the opportunity to embody an array of unique comic creations and blend the surreal with the unspeakable and the absurd with the poignant.
Among the new characters are Paul, the loner documenting his mistaken belief that he’s transforming into a Vampire; Prudence, the housewife who’s in denial about her husband’s overt affair with their Mexican houseguest; and Ian, the psychotic school child who is every bully’s worst nightmare.
Marc Wootton won the Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards for My New Best Friend (Channel 4 2003) and more recently starred as Shirley Ghostman (BBC3 2005). He also stars in a BBC/HBO movie Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel due to be released in 2008.
Marc Wootton Exposed is written by Marc Wootton and Liam Woodman, script edited by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen), produced by Charlie Hanson (Extras, Not Going Out) and directed by Gareth Carrivick (Smoking Room, 2 Pints of Lager). Executive Producer is Mobashir Dar.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Marc's new show (formerly known as The Wootton Project) is called
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED
and will be broadcast on BBC3 at 10.30pm on January 13th 2008.....
more news soon....
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Dawn French Exclusive by Ros Wynne-Jones 07/12/2007
Dawn French clamps her hands round her special leather book... inside are all her secret thoughts on boys she likes and finds funny.
"I'm not sure I should show you," says Dawn, who may have turned 50 last month but is still a schoolgirl at heart. Eventually, she hands it over, and its pages show the inner workings of a creative comedy mind.
She has just interviewed 32 male comedians to find out what makes them tick for her new series, Boys Who Do: Comedy. And she kept a secret scrapbook throughout the whole process. Next to cut-out photographs of the comedians are Dawn's thoughts on each, in neat longhand, along with a collage of phrases, words and ideas from glossy mags.
Alongside Graham Norton are the words "How Dreamy Are You?" Vic Reeves has a pair of antlers glued to his head. When she gets to Lenny Henry, her husband of 23 years, Dawn beams at his picture and strokes his face through the Sellotape.
"Interviewing Len was quite strange," she says. "I already know everything about him so asking him about his childhood felt a bit weird."
The 32 comedians are Dawn's personal selection but there is one notable funnyman missing. Where is Ricky Gervais? Dawn shrugs. "Not in it." They've taken a few potshots at each other over the years, but is he not a comedy genius?
"I would have liked Daniel Kitson and Harry Hill in it," Dawn says, tactfully. "They were the only two I wanted and couldn't get because of timings."
Her biggest comedy hero remains long-time collaborator Jennifer Saunders, and the couple begin their final stage tour in February. "Sometimes I wonder how we've done it," she smiles, packing away her scrapbook. "We've spent our lives getting away with just being incredibly childish."
Fortunately she has no intention of growing up any time soon...
Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy starts Sunday, 10.15pm, BBC1.
ONES TO WATCH
Marc Wootton - was Shirley Ghostman and also in the comedy/gameshow My New Best Friend.
Personal Fave: Jethro (comedian Jeff Rowe) - Cornish and hilarious.
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Monday, December 03, 2007
10.20-10.50pm Marc will be one of the comedians featured in Dawn French's
Boys Who Do Comedy:
"Dawn French interviews over 30 of her favourite male comedians..."
(also featured are Russell Brand, Rob Brydon, Simon Pegg, Steve Coogan, Robin Williams and many more...)
To read more about the series, visit Dawn's page by clicking below on the BBC link:
DAWN FRENCH PAGE ON BBC