Crackanory - Episode 1: Jack Dee who reads Bitter Tweet


Since breaking into comedy writing with David Cadji-Newby in 2004 on Channel 5’s SWINGING, Nico Tatarowicz has written and co-written for a veritable schmorgas-board of comedy talent. His output has included gags for panel show glitterati like Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford and Alan Carr as well as script work for high-profile comedy events such as The O2 Comedy Gala and the British Comedy Awards.

Sketch shows too numerous to mention have formed a meaty basis for Nico’s writing career, notably all three BBC1 series of THE ARMSTRONG AND MILLER, and Channel 4’s highly acclaimed VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE in which he also performed.

In the last year or two he has contributed material to fun shows like THE KUMARS, The Hoff’s BEST FILMS EVER and WORLDS CRAZIEST FOOLS with Mr T.

Having become a sketch-show regular and developing narrative projects with Baby Cow, Hat Trick and Roughcut along the way, Nico turned his attention to writing material that he could perform himself. His self-penned E4 Funny Cut THE VIEWING was broadcast in August 08 to critical acclaim.
Since then he has picked up performing credits including VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE, THE WARM UP GUY, CRACKANORY, Nigel Cole’s Brit-Flick MADE IN DAGENHAM and a sketch-show pilot shown as Channel 4’s Comedy Lab season, entitled HAPPY FINISH. In 2012 he wrote and shot a highly acclaimed mock documentary short about The Stone Roses, called THE SECOND, SECOND COMING. Much of his performance work can be found in the video section of his own web-site at

Currently Nico has narrative projects on the slate at Bwark and BBC Comedy, with the emphasis on his own ability as a writer-performer. Most recently he has picked up a script commission alongside Director/Producer James De Frond for Sky via Big Talk, has completed an episode of MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE (BBC3) and is currently writing an episode on the second series, has completed two episodes for the third series of CRACKANORY for Dave Channel, having written on the first two series seeing his words brought to life by Jack Dee, Carrie Fisher, Harry Enfield, Vic Reeves and Emilia Fox.

He has also contributed music to various productions including the feature film BENNY AND JOLENE and is a keen singer-songwriter. He is, we are informed, seriously considering getting a quiff.