Hello. We’re Trevor Neal (the paisley scarfed one) and Simon Hickson (the paisley haired one) also known as Trev and Simon – the comic duo who used to be on BBC 1’s Going Live! and Live and Kicking many years ago. If you’ve forgotten all about us or just haven’t heard of us before then why not check out some of our You Tube clips. While you’re there you might also want to watch a funny animal clip or maybe an old pop video but that’s up to you. The picture above is one of our more recent ones taken by Bill Wadman (thanks Bill).
We first met in 1981 at Manchester University. This is what we looked like back then.
As you can see we haven’t changed a bit. I can’t remember who took this photo. Can you? Anyway while we were still in Manchester we formed a comedy double-act called the Devilfishhorn Club and later we appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1984 in our first big show. Then we moved to London and did the comedy circuit for a couple of years until we got the job on Going Live! In the following ten years we wrote and performed loads of sketches for TV featuring ourselves and a whole bunch of pop stars and other celebrities , did three nationwide theatre tours, released three videos and wrote a book. In the next ten years we did all kinds of other stuff – TV shows, script writing, voiceovers as well as a return to the Edinburgh Fringe on two occasions (to do a show that is, not just to get drunk and play pool with other comedians) and a couple of tours of universities and other student venues around the country.
Recently we have been concentrating mainly on the script writing (we have to concentrate very hard) and have written for all kinds of shows including My Parents Are Aliens and My Spy Family.
In our spare time we do other things. Trev plays in two bands – SUCKER, based in South East London…
and Thanet City Rockers, who are based in Broadstairs…
…where he lives with his wife and four children.
Simon plays for a local pool team, sings in a choir and writes his blog simonhickson.wordpress.com