E4 commissions series from comedy duo Cardinal Burns

Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns, otherwise known as charismatic comedy duo Cardinal Burns, are to bring their acclaimed sketches to E4 following a full series commission from Channel 4’s Comedy Editor, Fiona McDermott.

The six part series will be produced by Left Bank Pictures and will be infused with imaginative, nuanced characters and cartoonish writing for which Cardinal Burns have built an impressive reputation on the live stand up comedy circuit.

Fiona McDermott said: “Quite simply, Cardinal Burns are one of the funniest sketch duos around. Delightfully clever, imaginative and silly, theirs is a brand of comedy that is perfect for E4 and we can’t wait to start working with them”

Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns said: “We are thrilled to be working with Left Bank Pictures and E4 on our series. We cannot wait to get writing in our swanky new office right in the heart of Park Royal industrial estate.”

Jenna Jones, Producer added: “As soon as we saw Seb and Dustin at the Edinburgh Fringe we realised they both had star quality and could bring something fresh and exciting to sketch comedy. Bursting with bold, inventive characters which they match with a delightful subtlety, Cardinal Burns do instinctive, stylish, arms wide open comedy.”

Well known on the stand up comedy circuit, Cardinal Burns have performed to sell-out audiences across the country, from their critically acclaimed debut at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe to a successful run at London’s Soho Theatre in 2010. Their sketch show for E4 will be their first solo TV project.

Produced by Left Bank Pictures for E4 the six half hour episodes are written and performed by Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns. Ben Taylor Directs alongside Producer Jenna Jones and Left Bank Pictures Chief Executive Andy Harries. The series was commissioned by Fiona McDermott for E4.

The series will air in late 2011.