Stewardsons Back Black Country Comic Doreen Tipton
Image shows: Rear: L to R Mark Stewardson, Phil Stewardson; Front: Doreen Tipton (Gill Jordan)
A CRADLEY Heath business has become the unlikely sponsor of the Black Country’s home-grown comedy star – Doreen Tipton.
Doreen shot to fame when her ‘Lazy Cow Syndrome’ video and more recently her take on Brexit went viral, reaching millions of viewers.
Now property investors Phil and Mark Stewardson, who run Stewardson Developments, have agreed to fund ‘Doreen TV’ - the Black Country internet TV channel set-up by writer David Tristram and actress Gill Jordan, which offers fans of Doreen plenty of “bite-sized loffs” to dip into when normal TV lets you down.
Phil, 52, said: “We first saw a video of Doreen a year ago and we thought it was fantastic.
“To us she is an archetypal bad tenant, the sort of person we would never want in one of our properties.
“But as a character and a performance we think she’s as good as and better than anything on stage or TV in recent years.”
New videos will start with an ‘ident’ recognising Stewardsons’ involvement, and the intention is to help the producers where possible with advertising and promotional support.
There’s also the offer to use vacant properties as filming locations.
Mark, 49 said: “We want to try and help Doreen get an opportunity on mainstream TV. So many people seem to be able to associate with Doreen, everyone seems to love the character and it would be great to see David and Gill get the recognition they deserve. The live shows have received incredible reviews and we wish them every success.”
The producers hope to grow Doreen TV into a unique comedy channel for the Black Country, adding more and more specially-filmed material as the project gains momentum, including fun interviews with local celebs and Black Country businesses.
For more information on Doreen TV and details on how to subscribe, visit www.doreen.tv
Sent by Manchester PR agency jwc, on behalf of Stewardson Developments