Jack and Dean ARE BACK with a second series of their hit comedy and Streamy-Award nominated series “Jack & Dean Of All Trades”.
Back-to-back episodes launch on Fullscreen today.
When an (almost) accidental bank robbery leaves Jack’s girlfriend in prison, and Jack and Dean in possession of a bag of stolen money, the only plan the boys have is to pretend that everything is business as usual. For these two, that means taking bizarre work placements from their Recruitment Consultant, Marv, and getting into ever-more ridiculous adventures.
We caught up with the hilarious pair to quiz them on their employment history and find out who their DREAM special guest would be.
SO Jack and Dean, what has been your worst actual job?
Dean: I worked at a nightclub called Home in Lincoln for about 2 weeks. What made me leave, apart from it being really really stressful.
Jack: He’d never worked behind a bar before.
D: It was the worst in the world – I had no previous experience. I know how to make two cocktails.
J: What are those cocktails?
D: I can do a Sex on the Beach and I can do a Blue Lagoon.
J: I’ve just learned something new about Dean, I didn’t know that!
D: Anyway, what stopped me… so our YouTube channel was like, y’know people watched it and every now and again someone would spot you. So this guy asked for a drink and was staring at me and he went, “Are you Dean Dobbs from that Jack and Dean thing?” And I was like, “yea!” and he went... “why are you there?” and I went, “good point!!” So yea, it really bummed me out and then I quit the following day.
J: I haven’t really had one of those run-of-the-mill jobs. The closest I’ve had to it was work experience, and my story for that is that I really needed the bathroom - I was on the till and you had to ring a bell to upstairs and ask if someone could come and be on the till. So I was having to serve customers at the same time as... holding stuff in… and then eventually somebody came down and I sprinted to the toilet and I – well there’s no good way of saying this – it sprayed up the wall! Then I came out and had to say, “I turned the tap on with my hand underneath it and it sprayed all up the wall!”
Have you ever been fired from a job?
Dean: No, although in my other job I had mild confrontations. There was this one woman called Gail, who hated me and everything I stood for. She had it in for me, she tried to trick me by saying, “There’s been a spillage on the aisle down there, we need a bottle of elbow grease” and I was like, “that doesn’t exist", and only women worked there so they were all like, “go on Dean, go and get the elbow grease” and it was just so obvious. I said no, and she was like, “you’re saying no to a supervisor?” She got really annoyed cos I wouldn’t fall for it. I also told her the wrong way to spell “pigeon” on purpose once. I put a “d” in there.
J: HAHAHA. I’m writing that down; you’ve never told me that before.
D: The Tesco that we were in is super big and because it was so big it was really easy for birds to get in and so they would be really high up. I think they needed to file a report and she was like, “how do you spell it?” so I was like, “p i D g e o n”.
Best and worst thing about YouTube being your job?
J: I wouldn’t even say YouTube is our job, it sort of kick-started stuff but we don’t make a living from YouTube. It’s facilitated us to have an audience to be able to do the stuff we’ve been able to do which is really cool. The best thing is that you have an audience that want to see what you wanna do so you get to pick and choose what you want to do. The worst thing is probably that everyone has a voice, but everyone has a voice. It’s definitely made me more private because I don’t like the idea of putting out my thoughts and opinions to be scrutinised by people. If I, one year from now, have a different opinion to something I put out there, that video will be checked and I don’t like the idea that I’m judged based on outdated opinions.
D: I have to agree, I think the best thing is having an audience and also the worst thing is having an audience. I was already a pretty self-conscious person anyway but having people scrutinise you… someone once said to me “has Dean got a neck?” I had never ever looked at my neck and gone, “this isn’t an adequate amount of neck” and now that’s stuck with me! Noone had ever said to me, “you’ve got a short neck”. I’ve even looked at those braces that some tribes wear, I would get in trouble, but it would work.
And onto the series, how different was it coming back doing a second?
J: It wasn’t that different on set to be honest, it felt like “and we’re back” which was nice. The only place it felt different I find, was when we were writing it because we liked the first series so much, we thought it had established us so nicely, it was about – where do we go from here? What stuff do we like? What do we keep the same? What do we develop? What do we add to? We didn’t want to do another series and it be the difficult second album.
D: Yea we didn’t have go to Thailand to do that, to go find ourselves. I think acting alongside other people that weren’t Jack was the biggest one for me. I see actors talking about “finding chemistry”, I don’t think you can find it, I think it’s either there or it’s not. Doing scenes with Jessica Mescall who plays Lottie (Jack’s sister, Dean’s love interest). That was weird. I was like, if they’re going to have some sort of romantic thing I hope we’ve got some sort of chemistry.
J: Going off Dean’s point about acting with different people as well, it was nice as the director as well cos I wasn’t in some scenes! A lot of the time in the first series we’d have to discuss it beforehand then I’d have it to leave Matt Holt (co-director) and trust that it’s happening. So it was nice when Dean had scenes with Jessica, also with some bit characters. There was literally one day where I wasn’t in front of camera at all. So that was really nice, that felt different. All of it felt like it was a development on the first series.
Who would be your dream guest star?
J: Daniel Radcliffe.
D: Yes, Daniel Radcliffe.
J: Or Gary Oldman.
D: I mean, Jacob (Raleigh Ritchie) who’s in it, that was pretty cool to have him. If we could have Kit Harington, that’d be great. Get the set!
J: Natalie Dormer, I’d like to have her. I think she’s probably really funny.
D: A whole episode where all the guest stars are from Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones vs. Harry Potter?
J: Yes! Daniel Radcliffe would be a great bit character.
We bet he’d be up for it.
J: Well, we’ll ask!
Watch the trailer RIGHT HERE and prepare your lol organs for lolling.
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