Cardinal Burns are a multi award-winning sketch and character duo consisting of Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns. After the first series of their sketch show ‘Cardinal Burns’ aired on E4 in 2012, they received three British Comedy Awards nominations in 2012 – the most-ever for first-time nominees – eventually walking away with Best Sketch Show, whilst scooping two Broadcast Awards and a Loaded Lafta in the same year. In 2013 they were nominated for a BAFTA and the Rose d’Or award for comedy.
After meeting at film school in Edinburgh, Seb and Dustin established themselves as sketch writer / performers on the comedy circuit before really making their mark with their critically acclaimed self-titled show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009. They went on to achieve sell out runs at London’s Soho Theatre and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well appearances at Latitude, Leeds and Reading music festivals.
As well as their own series, they have appeared together in Steve Coogan’s ‘Saxondale’ (BBC Two), whilst individual credits include ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ (StudioCanal), ‘I Give It a Year’ (Working Title), ‘Kill Your Friends’ (Altitude Films), ‘Psychobitches’ (Sky Arts), ‘Life’s Too Short’ (BBC Two), ‘Spy’ (Sky1) and ‘The Mimic’ (C4).
The second series of Cardinal Burns starts on Channel 4 on Wednesday 30th April at 10pm.
Cardinal Burns start their national tour in September, tickets are available from www.cardinalburns.com.
Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL Speaker on ‘The Power of Funny’, former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Comedy Blogedy podcast ‘Humour Me’. Sara is currently a student at the National Film & Television School and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.