The Awkward Silence are a comedy sketch double act. They're Ralph Jones and Vyvyan Almond. Yes, that's them on the right there. Yes, those gentlemen looking rather SILLY!!!


They've written and performed a range of stage shows - The Voyage of The Narwhal, Racketeers, The Bastard King, and Bufo Bufo - and they're working on a new comedy musical, The Awkward Silence's Big Break. They've also released an improvised podcast called Disgraced.

In 2020 they were runners-up in the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off competition. In 2021 they won two DAFTas (Best Writing and Best Male Actor) for their spoof of The Mauritanian.


All in all: pretty cute guys once you get to know them.

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Ralph is a freelance writer who has written for a range of places including The New Yorker, The GuardianVice, and The Telegraph. In his time he has won a six-foot dildo throne, become best friends with Dwayne The Rock Johnson, and written a book about stone skimming.

He runs and hosts an improv comedy night called Criminalin which performers have to solve a revolting crime over the course of the evening.


His personal website is right here.


Brought up in Greenwich (and yet somehow always late), Vyvyan is a part-time actor and illustrator with a fondness for Early Medieval Reenactment and folk singing.

A former member of The Oxford Revue, he has performed Shakespeare at the Saatchi Gallery and appeared as a member of perhaps the least popular team in the history of the television quiz show Only Connect.

If Vyvyan could only eat one meal every day for the rest of his life, he'd be quite put out.

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