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The Sketch Show – Christmas Special

Be honest, you thought we were done with this podcast didn’t you? Listen up home slice, we can’t maintain the levels of production and writing that we put into the first four episodes as we are working on other projects. … Continue reading »

The Sketch Show – Thank You

Just a quick thank you to you for listening to The Sketch Show! We loved making it and we will bring you more as and when we can, but for now you’ll just have to make do with our sincere … Continue reading »

The Sketch Show – Episode 4

Well our friends, the time has come. We are in equal parts sad and happy to announce the arrival of the fourth and final episode of Tim and Simon: The Sketch Show… For now. This episode contains scenes of a … Continue reading »

The Sketch Show – Episode 3

Hello again, you beautiful fool. Thank you for knocking. If you’re reading this before reading the previous two blogs, may we politely suggest you go back and start from Episode One? Without further ado, please enjoy Episode Three of Tim … Continue reading »

The Sketch Show – Episode 2

We’ve done it again, here is another episode of Tim and Simon: The Sketch Show. This one contains even more animals, even more swearing and arguably even more funnies. A crisp high five for the person who spots the reference … Continue reading »

The Sketch Show – Episode 1

Huzzah! We finally made it – the first ever episode of Tim and Simon: The Sketch Show. You may now indulge in seventeen minutes and nineteen seconds of daft, bite-sized comedy goodness. And please take note of the crisp packet … Continue reading »

New Image and Podcast Feed

Tim and Simon: The Sketch Show is very nearly upon you.  Here’s a little teaser! The podcast is four episodes long and we’ll release them on Friday mornings throughout June. We are in the process of adding the podcast to … Continue reading »

Sketch Show Update

Hello, you beautiful fool. We trust all is well in your world? Right, enough with the small talk, we’d like to give you an update on Tim and Simon: The Sketch Show. Previously we told you about our new four … Continue reading »

Beyond Chunderdome

Here is your podcast update! We haven’t done a huge amount. Wait, we have done a huge amount: of vomiting. We’ve been shooting the chunderbluss at the porcelain firing range, playing the devil’s explosive accordion and becoming a connoisseurs of … Continue reading »

Five Reasons To Like Spiders

It’s September, meaning your chance of spotting a hairy little creature under your bed is greater than ever and not just because Tim loves to play hide and seek. Some people like to call it ‘Spider Month’, whilst others like … Continue reading »

Coming Soon: The Sketch Show

As you know, we’re releasing a new podcast. It’s a sketch show called Tim and Simon: The Sketch Show. We spent a while coming up with that one… This is something we want to take time over, like building a … Continue reading »

How to Pronounce Shrewsbury

As you probably know, we are both proud Salopians. That means we are from the county of Shropshire. Specifically, the beautiful town of Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury’s famous* for a lot of things**, such as Charles Darwin, flowers and… Cadfael***. But there’s … Continue reading »

Top Ten Numbers of All Time

Aww yeah, don’t you just love a good number? They’re good for so much! Counting, addresses, more counting. But do you ever find yourself wondering which number is best? Who tops the charts? Which number is number one? Is it … Continue reading »

A New Podcast is Coming

You may have noticed we’ve started blogging and tweeting some more recently. Basically, we’ve been buried in full time work and honing our comedy writing for the last couple of years without actually producing any content for you to enjoy. … Continue reading »

How To Queue

As you may know, Tim and Simon are British, and being British means we love to queue. It’s the fairest way of agreeing who gets a good or service first. But there are a number of “types” out there who … Continue reading »

Goodnight, Sweet Tart

It’s been great to see lots of new comedy with the BBC’s Sitcom Season, and with it saw the return of Captain Gary Sparrow in Goodnight Sweetheart. What we think about it aside, it’s once again brought up the long-going … Continue reading »

9 things.

What’s the best way to fill space on your website? Gifs! They don’t even have to be about anything, just fill a page with rubbish and make up a topic at the end. It’s that simple! We made our own, … Continue reading »

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

We start this blog with a bit of bad news. Unfortunately History Retweeted comes to an end tonight. We know, it hurts, it hurts right in the gut. Which, if you’re not that bothered about History Retweeted could be gall … Continue reading »

The Great Pyramid

History Retweeted episode 3 is out this week and this time we take social media further back than it’s ever been, as we retweet ancient Egypt. Listen in awe as Pharaoh Khufu gathers resources and people as he embarks on … Continue reading »

The Premiere of Romeo and Juliet

How quick a week seems to have gone, tonight sees (with your ears) the second episode of History Retweeted and this time we’re pretending social media existed in the late 16th Century. The Premiere of Romeo and Juliet focuses on … Continue reading »

The Moon Landing

So, tonight sees the start of History Retweeted, with The Moon Landing. This one was a right old hoot to write, we loved 1969 as a year to poke fun out of. Whether it was the pop stars, the TV … Continue reading »

BBC Radio Four

Hi Friends, We promised you an announcement, and an announcement we shall now deliver: After many pasty-fuelled writing sessions in a kitchen in Shropshire, Tim Barnes and Simon Berry are pleased to tell you that we have a 4 part … Continue reading »

Tim or Simon’s Thought of the Week: Words

Words are funny. Literally. Ham is funnier than pork, swine is funnier than pig, moist is funnier than wet, clammy is funnier than moist, and gyrating is funnier than dancing. Necking is definitely funnier than kissing – ask your partner … Continue reading »

Barack Obama’s Llama Alarm

Hello you, thanks for reading another Tim and Simon blog, don’t worry, not too much to read this time – we just wanted to share something with you. Over the last few weeks and months, we’ve had multiple people saying … Continue reading »

Tim and Simon’s Podathon

Hello and welcome, Whilst we’re still questioning our sanity, we thought we would take a few moments out of our busy day to explain to you what we are up to on Tuesday 27th September 2011. We, Tim and Simon, … Continue reading »

BBC Radio Shropshire Interview

Back in June we were asked by the lovely Jim Hawkins if we would like be interviewed on his mid-morning show on BBC Radio Shropshire. Being proud Salopians (Old English for ‘person from Shropshire’) we of course said yes. Please … Continue reading »

Your Questions, Our Answers

So, we thought we would give you the opportunity to learn some new things about us and have been asking you for your questions over the last week or so. It’s fairly safe to say that you didn’t take us … Continue reading »


As you can probably see we have a brand new website, unless of course this is your first visit to in which case you probably think this is the way the website has always looked. But you are wrong. … Continue reading »

Summer Season

Hello you lot, As regular listeners to the podcast will already know, we recently announced something very special: we’re now a weekly podcast! It’s Tim and Simon’s Brain Spill Summer Season: Yes, we kicked off the Brain Spill Summer Season … Continue reading »


Well well well, what a busy few weeks we have been enjoying. We’ve given two interviews, crept into the iTunes charts, and a Sony award winning podcaster likes our podcast! We are just about as giddy as a school girl … Continue reading »

“Not as shit as I expected”

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since we have updated the news/blog page so we thought we would give you a quick insight into what we have been up to! We are currently in the process of giving the website … Continue reading »