Jack Rooke’s critically acclaimed comedy, from Roughcut TV, will return to Channel 4 for a second series.
Big Boys is a silly, sweet comedy about two boys from very different ends of the “spectrum of masculinity” who become best mates at Brent Uni Freshers Week 2013.
Narrated by comedian Jack Rooke, Big Boys is based on his award-winning live Edinburgh Fringe shows 'Good Grief’, 'Happy Hour’ and ‘Love Letters’.
Jack Rooke, creator and writer said: “The response to Big Boys series 1 has been so phenomenally kind, heartwarming and beyond anything any of us could have hoped for, the fact we got onto Gogglebox is probably the proudest moment of mine and my mums lives (she got over 100 likes on Facebook for it!)...
"And so after a huge spitroast at Harvester, I decided I probably do have some more embarrassing stories about me & my mates to mine for comic material so get ready for an even more cringe second year at Brent University.”
Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy at Channel 4 said: “I’m so happy to confirm that Big Boys is returning. This is one of my first commissions as Head of Comedy at Channel 4 and it fits squarely into what I think makes the greatest comedy; so much heart blended with so much silliness. Jack is a very special person I can't wait for what’s to come in series two.”
Ash Atalla, Managing Director, Roughcut TV said: “Big Boys comes from the heart and soul of Jack Rooke and we’re so happy to bring it back. We promise more sex, drugs and tears in series 2.”
Big Boys is created and written by Jack Rooke, executive produced by Ash Atalla and Alex Smith for Roughcut and commissioned for Channel 4 by Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy, Joe Hullait, Commissioning Executive for Comedy and Fiona McDermott, former Head of Comedy.