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Darrell Vickers & Andrew Nicholls

Oshawa’s talented, humble, and self-deprecating funny men - are a renowned Hollywood writing team and respected playwrights, authors, and musicians.

Born three days apart in England, their families moved independently to Oshawa in the 1960's. They first met up in 1969 at Ridgeway Senior Public School and began writing music and comedy together, continuing their collaboration while at R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate (“MCVI”). They were the beloved editors of MCVI’s one issue newspaper (“Kilter”) - one issue because it was censored by the authorities, and they were banned from further production. After graduating from MCVI, they honed their comedy and music careers, writing comedy for stage, syndicated cartoonists, stand-up comedians, and for TV and radio, and writing and performing music for their band Nobby Clegg and the Civilians. They were involved significantly in the Don Adams Canadian comedy Check It Out.

heir band, Nobby Clegg, achieved notable success with the singles “I Wanna Be in Commercials” and “Essay, Me Dad”.

In the early 1980's, their reputations earned them a comedy writing gig with the late Alan Thicke in Canada and by 1983, at Thicke’s invitation, they moved to Los Angeles to write for Thicke of the Night. Very notably, from 1986-1992, they helped write and produce over 770 hours of material for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. They became the head writers for The Tonight Show from December 1989 until May of 1992.

They now have over 1200 hours of produced television credits and have written and produced 40 television pilot scripts. They have written for an impressive list of comedians - George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson, Gary Shandling, Mickey Rooney, the late Alan Thicke, and Rodney Dangerfield. They have created, produced, or been associated with a myriad of television series, among them Drexell’s Class, The Trouble with Larry, The George Carlin Show, Jimmy Neutron, Ned’s Newt, George of the Jungle, Fairly Odd Parents. Their accomplishments include 4 Emmy Nominations, a Genie nomination, and a Gemini Award. Darrell and Andrew have also had time for successful solo careers as writers, producers, and playwrights.

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