The Real MacGuffins



Since 2009, The Real MacGuffins have established themselves as one of the top sketch groups on the circuit and have performed their unique brand of fast-paced sketch comedy across the UK – with sell-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe (2010, 2011 & 2013), Leicester, Brighton and Bath comedy festivals – as well as supporting comedians including Stewart Lee, Dave Gorman and Perrier Award Winners Tim Vine, Phil Nichol, Adam Riches (2011) and Doctor Brown (2012).


The Real MacGuffins are a dysfunctional sketch group, teetering on the edge of chaos, who have made a name for themselves as creators of irreverent, silly and always inventive sketches. Whether they are cramming every font from Microsoft Word into a sketch or exploring the mysterious Georgian origins of ‘Club 1830’, The MacGuffins use their intellect as much as their impeccable comic timing to create comedy that is joyous and “charmingly foolish” (Daily Telegraph).


Having been directed by comedy guru Cal McCrystal (The Mighty Boosh, The Dictator, One Man Two Guv’nors) and also John Walton (Doctor Brown), they have created their own distinctive style and are now developing projects with BBC Radio and TV producers.


Between them, Jim, Dan and Matt have been seen in the BBC2 series ‘The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff’ (starring Stephen Fry), Pramface (BBC3), ‘The Royal Bodyguard’ (BBC1) with David Jason, the BAFTA award-winning ‘Spy’ (SKY1), ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People’ (BBC3), ‘Miranda’ (BBC1), and forthcoming comedy feature film ‘Molly Moon The Incredible Hypnotist’ (starring Emily Watson, Ben Miller and Joan Collins). The trio were also the faces of ITV’s ‘Flora Mystery Manor’ ad campaign.

“Fast-paced & witty…performed with great verve & warmth” ****  – Veronica Lee, Arts Desk

“My favourite sketch comedy group” – Cal McCrystal

“Brilliantly well-crafted ****” CHORTLE
“Incredibly silly and funny ... these are three very talented performers whose comedy dynamic adds a nice extra layer to the show.” Kate Copstick, THE SCOTSMAN
“Insanely witty writing *****” THREE WEEKS