It’s been announced by the BBC that comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are heading back to our screens with a new sitcom entitled, House of Fools.
Commissioned by BBC2 Controller Janice Hadlow and Comedy Commissioning Controller Shane Allen, the new show is set to go into production this year with an air date expected for next year.
Here’s what the BBC have to say of the show…
The studio audience sitcom is set in Bob’s grubby flat which he unwillingly shares with Vic… and a constant stream of unwanted visitors, including lady-obsessed lothario Beef (Matt Berry) and Geordie ex-con Bosh (Dan Skinner). Hidden away upstairs is Erik, Bob’s sulky son played by comic Daniel Simonsen and lurking next door is man-eater Julie (Morgana Robinson).
Just as they bent the rules of the panel show format, House Of Fools (w/t) does the same to the studio sitcom. It’s half an hour of unadulterated Reeves and Mortimer, uniquely surreal jokes, physical nonsense, daft songs, unimaginable props and impossible situations with a comedy thoroughbred cast.
Of the news, Vic and Bob said, “We’re back where we belong and over the moon about making a series of House Of Fools (w/t) for the BBC.”
And the aforementioned Shane Allen added, “Vic and Bob are the daddies of daft comedy and it’s a total joy to watch two men in their 50s goof about so gloriously.
“I’m extremely proud to bring them back to the BBC in this hilarious reincarnation.”
Janice Hadlow continued, “I’m delighted to be welcoming Vic and Bob back to BBC Two, bringing their unique blend of energy and brilliant comedy to the channel.”
We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anymore about air dates and so on, but for now, here’s a reminder of the last time Vic and Bob were on the BBC…