Sean was, maybe, one of Englands most underrated comedy acts .
He came into focus at a time when The Mighty Bossh , Russell Brand, Ricky Gervaise and Eddie Izzard were blasting pop culture.
These were the “pop stars” of comedy, if you will. International names that were Hollywood known .
Sean was a more a English local affair, working the road with his stand up and appearing on telly.
This wasn’t a reflection of his talents, more his wants. He seemed quiet happy with his set up
Besides, along the way, Sean managed to co create one of the UK’s better sit coms., 15 Storeys High.
Was I a fan of this show? You bet your grandmother …..Or to answer another way “Yes, I was”
In fact it irks me greatly that the media have announced Seans passing with the disappointing
“ Sean Lock, star out of 8 Out Of Ten Cats dies” ,
8 Out Of Ten Cats is a successful C4 entertainment show…BUT its hardly art, 15 Storeys High, is art.,
This, as well as his stand up, is what Sean should be remembered for.
Sean was both co creator and star, of 15 Stories High, a show that hooked me, as soon as I saw it, one boring English night.
The show started out as a radio comedy around 2000 , before moving to TV a couple of years later.
Filmed in the great British tradition of drab reality, the show follows Seans character Vince Clark, a depressed hermit (how could I not relate?) who sardonically navigates the day to day…Mostly from his. tower block flat , in London . Vince shares his flat with his side kick/ whipping boy Errol Spears, played brilliantly, by Benedict Wong.
Subjectively , this is one of the better British sitcoms and objectively its one of the better, British sitcoms .The trouble was another sitcom, that also followed two friends sharing a flat in London, blasted on to the scene and, almost immoderately, secured its place as one, if not “The” greatest British Sitcoms ever This was the remarkable “Peep Show”-
I would guess Peep Show was influenced by 15 Storeys High , however Im not sure its ever been officially credited .
Sadly, 15 Stories High, only ran for two seasons and now seems to have been almost forgotten apart form me and 106 other people, who forgot to get a life .
Still, life is about the moments and I am grateful to Sean for improving some of mine.