Cardinal Burns

Series 1 - Episode 1

Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

The first episode of a sketch show by and with Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns, which quickly establishes them as imaginative but controlled writers and bold, confrontational performers. They’re best when vomiting, punching bystanders in the face or miming being abused by giant hawks, but can easily pull off subtler, static character comedy, too. Familiar set-ups, such as TV detective spoofs or office scenes, have new colours playfully splashed across them.

Cardinal Burns have faces for comedy — Mother Nature’s make-up artist has already made them funny and a little menacing — and the skills to squeeze extra drops of comic blood from a sketch. Ones to keep a slightly unnerved eye on.

About this programme

1/6. A combination of sketches and narrative comedy written and performed by Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns. In the first edition, a street artist makes a failed attempt at creating a picture, two cab-office workers tell a story involving a tour of Buckingham Palace, and three girls embark on a fashion internship.

Cast and crew


Seb Cardinal
Dustin Demri-Burns


Ben Taylor
Executive Producer
Andy Harries
Jenna Jones
Seb Cardinal
Dustin Demri-Burns