Sunday, April 18, 2010


Later this week, 404 Funny subscribers in Britain will be able to see Hung Out, the Comedy Lab pilot featuring the writing and performing talents of James Shakeshaft and David LE Davis, the duo behind our very own Dr Answers.

It's a comedy about the etiquette of friendship between a group of 20-somethings living in London - but, unlike so many other comedies about friendship, Hung Out was written by a group of six people who'd known each other since school and / or university about their real-life relationships with one another.

Effectively, James and David play themselves, along with co-writers Lucy McCall and Alex McGettigan, the latter of whom may be recognizable to some of you from a three-month stint in Hollyoaks a few years back, where he portrayed Irish traveller Rory.

The other two co-writers are director Samuel Abrahams and his wife Maya, who also chose to remain behind the camera in her role as the show's Associate Producer. Maya had the unenviable task of remaining on set watching herself being portrayed by someone else - in this case, actress Catherine Shepherd (above, feeding James), who was last seen on TV as part of the top-notch ensemble cast of The Peter Serafinowicz Show. The six-strong group is completed by a further female character, Anna, played by Emily Bevan.

It's on Channel Four this coming Friday night (April 23rd) at 12.10am and should be available to UK viewers on the 4OD service soon after. But, to whet your appetite, here's a little taster of James and David in the middle of making a spreadsheet detailing everything they owe each other - something you just know is going to end in tears...

To coincide with the network TV premiere of Hung Out, we here at 404 Funny have collected together some of the stranger moments from Series One of Dr Answers into a Best Of episode, available on the feed from today:

If you haven't heard the entire series, you can still download all six of the original episodes by clicking on one of the buttons in the right-hand margin of this blog and subscribing to the 404 Funny feed. Simply scroll back to October / November of last year, and ye shall find.

Also, we've heard the good doctor is currently accepting questions for a second series. So if there's a question burning your brain away at the moment, send it to

Hopefully, he'll then get off the golf course and back into the studio.

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