“The Warm Up Guy” is a Comedy Lab Special for Channel 4 starring Tom Davis (Cha’mone Mo’Fo’Selecta!, The Morgana Show) as Iain Bodkin, a struggling studio warm up comedian and self-deluded ‘wally’ who thinks he is a superstar in the making.
[pullquote_left]Iain Bodkin is a loveable but completely delusional dreamer who is on the lowest step of the entertainment ladder, but in his child-like world he is the biggest talent out there, and is constantly on the cusp of his big television break. [/pullquote_left]
In this Special we delve into the reality of Iain’s situation. Only working at the studio one day a week means he still has to live at home with parents and is forced to get a proper job. However, this doesn’t stop him treating Andy, the job centre advisor, as his showbiz agent and recruiting nerdy loner Marty, an audience usher at the studio, as his driver and assistant.
Lacking any real qualifications Iain lands a two-week trial at ASDA but only sees this as an opportunity to practice his warm up act and hone his comedy skills. But when a TV producer from the studio recognises him in the store and offers him a “part” in a new comedy panel show will this be his big chance?
The Warm Up Guy is a loser but primarily an idiot and at 6’8” and 18 stone, a very very big idiot, and if he can realize that the biggest joke is his life itself then he may achieve his dreams.
Starring Tom Davis, Written by Tom Davis & James De Frond, Produced and Directed by James De Frond.
A Running Bare Pictures production for Channel 4