Tonight sees the series finale of Dead Boss, the new BBC3 sitcom written by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh. Although BBC3 tends to be the subject of some rather lazy, indiscriminate slaggings from people who aren’t really in its target audience anyway, Dead Boss is one of those absolutely superb shows it throws up every now and then.
I got into the show really quickly, loving the manic pace of the first episode, and finding it to be refreshingly laugh out loud funny. Dead Boss is really, really funny. My affection for it grew with each passing week, and by the time it got to episode 5, I really wanted to support it, draw attention to one of the best new sitcoms in years, and learn more about it. Spreading your enthusiasm is, actually, what Cook’d and Bomb’d is all about.
Holly Walsh kindly agreed to an interview yesterday, and we talk a lot about Dead Boss, but also go over what it’s like to be a stand-up, and look at how people can go about getting into the comedy industry.
At the time of writing, all of Dead Boss is still available on iPlayer, and will remain so for the next seven days. If you’ve yet to see it, please do give it a watch. I really love this show – Dead Boss has brought back a level of attention-to-detail to British comedy that’s largely been missing from our screens. It’s lovingly stuffed with references and background gags.
Many thanks to Holly Walsh for her time.