Bishop & Douch
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James Bishop and Chris Douch are a children’s / comedy writing team. They have recently written for Diddy TV, Gigglebiz and My Petsaurus having previously contributed to adult sketch shows such as The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson and Watson and Oliver. They began working together writing and performing sketches for online featuring comedians such as David Cross, John Mulaney, Kristen Schaal, Sean Lock, Kay Cannon and Joel McHale. Following the success of their own-produced sketches, Bishop & Douch were commissioned for a series of shorts for Funny or Die, the Will Ferrell, Adam McKay & Chris Henchy comedy site. They went on to gain international media attention for their campaign Hanson at My Wedding.

James and Chris also work independently. Chris is a regular contributor to the BBC shows Breaking the News and Newsjack and also writes for JackFm. James is writing his Iguana Boy series of children’s books, the first of which was published in spring 2018.

 

Twitter: @BishopandDouch

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bishopanddouch

B&D YouTube: www.youtube.com/bishopanddouch

HAMW YouTube: www.youtube.com/hansonatmywedding

 

 Bishop & Douch – Television (broadcast):
My Petsaurus Bumpy Box / CBeebies
Script writing for two episodes of the third series (2019) of the animated/live action preschool series for CBeebies.
Producer: Sam Wright
Gigglebiz BBC Children’s Productions / Cbeebies
Sketch writing for the fifth series (2018) of the BAFTA winning comedy series for 4-7 year olds, starring Justin Fletcher.
Series Producer: Anna Perowne
Diddy TV BBC Children’s Productions / CBBC
Sketch writing for series three and four of the BAFTA nominated children’s comedy starring Dick and Dom.
Series Producer: Steve Ryde
Breaking the News BBC Studios / BBC Scotland TV & BBC Radio Scotland
Chris Douch: Gag writing for three episodes of the twelfth series of the topical panel show hosted by Des Clarke broadcast across television, radio and podcast.
Producers: Lauren Mackay / David Flynn
The Impressionists Sketch Show BBC (non-broadcast pilot)
Sketch writing for the pilot of a new impressions series starring Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona.
Producer: Simon London
Watson and Oliver BBC / BBC2
Live studio intro/sketch writing for the double-act comedy series starring Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver.
Producer: Simon London
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson BBC / BBC1
Sketch writing for series two and three of the primetime impression show starring Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson.
Producer: Richard Webb
The Jason Lewis Experience BBC (non-broadcast pilot)
Sketch writing for the pilot episode of a new comedy series starring Jason Lewis.
Producer: Nana Hughes
 Chris Douch – Radio (broadcast):
Breaking the News BBC Studios / BBC Radio Scotland & BBC Scotland TV
Gag writing for three episodes of the twelfth series of the topical panel show hosted by Des Clarke broadcast across television, radio and podcast.
Producers: Lauren Mackay / David Flynn
Newsjack BBC Studios / BBC Radio 4 Extra
Sketch writing for the topical radio sketch show since 2018.
JackFm Jack Media Oxfordshire / Jack Stations
Gag writing for the iconic ‘The Voice of Jack’ character (performed by Paul Darrow) for broadcast between songs across the four Jack stations (JackFm, Jack 2, Jack 3 and Union Jack). Ongoing from 2019.
Producer: Phil Atkins
 Bishop & Douch – Online:
 Funny or Die Exclusives Funny or Die
Sketch writing and performance in a series of original commissions for the website Funny or Die, founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.
Producer: James Serafinowicz
Bishop and Douch Online Content Self-produced
Wrote, produced and starred in a large collection of online videos over 2007 – 2014 that featured performances from top comedians including David Cross, Kristen Schaal, John Mulaney, Sean Lock, Jon Benjamin, Kay Cannon, Joel McHale, and various others. In 2011 to 2013, ran the online campaign ‘Hanson at My Wedding’ which gained international media attention.
 Bishop & Douch – Theatre:
 Bishop and Douch at Sesame Lane PBH’s Free Fringe
Wrote, produced and starred in this 2008 Edinburgh Fringe stage show, which was part of PBH’s Free Fringe series.
 James Bishop – Novels (published):
 Iguana Boy Vs. the 30 Second Thief! Hodder Children’s Books
Book two in James’ solo project, aimed at readers ages 7–9. Published 6th September 2018.
Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza Hodder Children’s Books
Book one in James’ solo project, aimed at readers ages 7–9. Published 19th April 2018.