Aidan O’Donovan and Colm Tobin are a comedy writing, production, and directing team based in Dublin, Ireland. They have been writing and collaborating across various media for over 25 years, starting out by tape-recording their own music together at the age of 12 in rural West Cork, before going on to create award-winning satirical websites, off-kilter improvised radio mockumentaries and a range of mixed media children’s TV shows which have gone on to be shown in living rooms all around the world. Together they created, wrote, produced and directed 3 series of the STEM based series Brain Freeze for CBBC/RTÉ, satirical website Langerland, and the radio comedy series Surviving Ireland (30 Acres) – all award-winning productions at various festivals.
In 2016, Aidan and Colm established Turnip & Duck, to develop and produce original IP, with a particular focus on animation and educational comedy for kids. They are currently in production on their first original series, Critters.TV for RTÉjr, and have several projects in development.
Outside of writing, directing and performing, Aidan has worked professionally as an actor, voiceover artist, session musician and music educator. He likes working collaboratively, is an advocate of improvisation as a creative tool, and is a student of the Del Close school of long-form improvisational theatre.
Colm has worked as a producer and comedy writer across a variety of TV, radio and online platforms since 2002. In print, Colm’s first book Surviving Ireland was published by Penguin Random House in 2015 and he has worked as a newspaper columnist for The Times. Colm also likes to write silly jokes on Twitter where his account @colmtobin has amassed over 80,000 followers, some of whom might even be human.
Link to website – www.turnipandduck.com