Sliced

Samson Kayo: Chewing Gum inspired me to tell my own story

Joshua (Samson Kayo) and Ricky (Theo Barklem-Biggs) in Sliced (Credit: UKTV)

Over the past few years, UKTV channel Dave has notched up an impressive series of hits with home-grown comedies such as Taskmaster and Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish.

Now it has high hopes for Sliced, a sitcom based on Samson Kayo’s crazy experiences as a South London pizza delivery driver, launched this month.

Dave's new comedy Sliced shows the real South East London

Samson Kayo, Sally Broome, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Phil Bowker, Sam Homewood, David Mumeni, Weruche Opia and Richard Watsham (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Dave’s new sitcom stars Kayo – he co-wrote it with Phil Bowker, who also produces – and White Gold’s Theo Barklem-Biggs as two hapless drivers, Joshua and Ricky, who deliver pizza to their larger-than-life customers on the estates of Peckham.

Kayo, Bowker and Barklem-Biggs were speaking at an RTS Futures event in early May, which screened the first episode of Sliced and then hosted a discussion with some of the show’s talent, from both in front of and behind the camera.

"We kept it very authentic to south east London"

Samson Kayo to star in new Dave comedy Sliced

Samson Kayo (Credit: UKTV)

Sliced follows Joshua (Kayo) and Ricky (Barklem-Biggs), two friends that just want to make some money, move out of their parents' homes and meet women. However, the ridiculous situations they encounter get in the way of them achieving their goals.

The three-part series is also written by Kayo alongside Phil Bowker (PhoneShop) and produced by Lovely Electricity, and will air next year on Dave.