James Bachman is a 28 year-old comedian, writer, actor and occasional designer living in London, and earning a living from the world of comedy.
His first real experience in comedy was during his first year at Cambridge University where he formed a comedy sketch group called Three Men and a Penguin with Rory Ewins, Robert Terry, James Pooley and Steve Field. The feeling he got when the audience laughed at their first show is responsible for his choice of career. As with any new experience, the excitement will never be as great again, but like some deluded addict, James is still searching for a repeat of that first high.
After a pointless spell on Weekending, he joined forces with fellow comedian Mark Evans and has been successfully writing comedy ever since, working on programmes such as Rhona (BBC2), The Priory (Channel 4), The Jack Docherty Show (C5), The Very World of Milton Jones (Radio 4), and The 11 O'Clock Show (C4).
Rory Ewins is a 33-year-old writer, cartoonist, web-designer and occasional performer living in limbo, and not earning a living from the world of comedy. He is Australian, which may or may not have helped.
Like James, he got a huge high out of their first Three Men and a Penguin show, but unlike James had to return afterwards to Canberra, land of the Anti-Comedy, which put an end to his budding comedic career. Well, except for the novel he wrote. And a bunch of Theatresports and stand-up performances in Australia. And a website full of amusing snippets. And now this. Maybe the budding comedic career just went into hibernation.