David Kear Interview: Charlie Chuck, Musical Origins and Montreal Comedy Festival

David Kear is one of the most unique voices in British comedy. His principle character of Charlie Chuck is an unpredictable powder-keg of visceral joy. Often putting a dark twirl on commonplace Northern activities, his unhinged persona foundย laughs from discomfort years before better-known contemporaries. In the early 90’s, Kear began to accrueย more mainstream fame through television. He first appeared to a wider audience, as Chuck, onย Sky Star Search (in 1990), an odd little show fronted by James Whale.

Just threeย years later, Kear becameย one of the few recurring characters onย The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer.…   [continue reading]