Mark O’Sullivan & Miles Chapman

Mark O’Sullivan and Miles Chapman are comedy writers and performers. Their first television appearance will be in upcoming comedy series The Javone Prince Show, due to air on BBC2 in spring 2015.

Their self devised comedy Flavours was commissioned for Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps in 2014 after Channel 4 had seen Mark and Miles’ short film on YouTube. Flavours was produced by Retort, script-edited by Simon Blackwell (Veep, The Thick of It, Peep Show), directed by Al Campbell (Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe, Bad Education) and produced by Jon Macqueen (PhoneShop).

Flavours features Mark and Miles’ original characters Delphine and Victor and Brent and Grant. After decades of unhappiness with their previous partners, it was love at first sight when Vic saw Delphine having a seizure on the floor of a dating agency. Delphine wants her and Vic to explore everything life has to offer. Vic is allergic to Brazil nuts and cannot abide cursing. There’s no need for it.

‘Cool’ Pastor Grant adores his son Brent – almost as much as he adores God. Emo son Brent thinks his Dad is an insufferable prick. Christine, Brent’s mum, loves the bottle. Their house and lives are anything but paradise.

Mark and Miles have been writing comedy together since spending an entire O’Sullivan/Chapman family holiday pretending to be terminal hypochondriac sisters-in-law Jean and Vi, much to their wives’ (and childrens’) bemusement. Vi started tweeting moments from her life in 2010, and quickly caught the attention of the some of the UK’s biggest tweeters, including Caitlin Moran, Emma Freud, Stephen Mangan and Charlie Higson. From her humble bungalow, Vi introduced twitter to her ridiculously wonderful world and was then developed into a pilot script with Pozzitive Productions and Geoff Posner (Little Britain).

Miles and Mark continue to make their own short films, featuring them playing more of their strange (and strangely recognisable) characters. Funny, sad and thought provoking, they explore the awful truths and triumphs of the everyday.Tuesday and Anniversary chronicle the beige, mundane life of Yvonne, her Alzheimer’s-ridden Mum, and her relationship with thoughtless, apathetic lump of a husband, Ray.

As well as working together, they do stuff separately because the other one DOESN’T OWN THEM, ALRIGHT?

Mark was originally an actor, then a teacher, then a filmmaker, then a writer. Greedy boy. He has developed and written stuff for TV and stage with Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Dr Who). Mark’s play ‘Bedtime Stories/Four Walls’ was developed by the Bush Theatre. As well writing and performing, Mark directs the duo’s own short films.

Miles is a drummer, and was in one of the first – and most unsuccessful – Britpop bands, ‘Pimlico’. He still plays – mainly with his band the Red Inspectors. He’s also a big foodie, has written articles for food magazines, restaurant reviews for guides, and makes a fabulous cassoulet. The head of comedy at Channel 4 thinks he gives the best female impersonation he’s seen in years. Get her.

Mark and Miles are currently developing projects for TV with Retort, NBC Universal/Lucky Giant and Clerkenwell Films.

For more information contact: Tiffany Agbeko on 0207 428 8400/ tiffany@johnnoel.com