Who are Captain Fats?
Bob and Andy AKA Sergeant Large and Captain Fat are the brains and brawn, the yin and yang, the bacon and eggs of the Game Off party game extravaganza series.
(They later forgot which one was which, so both became known as Captain Fat.)
Born in Coventry, raised by Indiana Jones, they spent most of their childhood doing silly voices and re-enacting scenes from Reservoir Dogs.
Bob went to Hull University for a bit, then studied Scriptwriting for Film & TV at Bournemouth University. After that he moved to London and snuck in at the BBC, cutting carrots on the radio series The Archers. Soon, he would be working at such TV companies as Avalon, Hat Trick and Hungry Bear, working on Bafta winning shows and producing Ant&Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. He still does silly voices.
Andy always wanted to be a writer, so he studied Maths at Sheffield Hallam University then became a Painter and Decorator. He did other things in the meantime, like a bit of stage acting and then started a band called Six Out of Ten (see t-shirt for proof) making fast, smooth, handsome rock. He still lives in Coventry, binge watches TED Talks by Sir Ken Robinson and never tires of silly voices.
On telly with carboard cut-outs Steve, Nan and Jo. Audience score: 12 out of 10.
Large & Fat made Game Off by accident. Then they made the Adult Version very much on purpose, most of it drunk, a few days after that first Christmas. They wrote Game Off 2 because why not? and really started to get the hang of it. Around this time they had the original game translated into Spanish and German by friends. That seemed to work well, so they kept going. They came up with a fun twist to make "Game Off - Celebrities" which they consider their equivalent of Marty McFly's Johnny B Goode. (I guess you guys ain't ready for it yet, but your kids are gonna love it). They also had Celebs made in Spanish and German - which beautifully include loads of celebs that ONLY Spaniards and Germans will know - as well as the original game in French and Italian. That all happened from 2017 to 2020, on top of their normal jobs.
Cappers and Sarge appeared with Game Off on Channel 4's Buy It Now in 2018 ((which also aired on Netflix) with a pre-beard Brian Conley. He was great fun.
Other sellers included a guy with a bum bag for iPhones and a chap who solved that age old problem of condensation dripping from your wine glass.
In 2022, Captain Fats released a new game called Smuggle. You have to smuggle words past people. It's really good. Look: