Today (Saturday 19th May) marks the marriage of HRH Prince Henry of Wales & Actress Rachel Meghan Markle, otherwise known as Harry and Meghan. If you’ve been on social media at all today you’ll notice that brands the world over have been making tenuous links between their offering and the wedding… and we’re no exception, so here’s some double acts of the entertainment world!
We could have gone for best man speech public speaking tips, – naturally including a Vocalzone pastilles or tea recommendation – but we thought we’d get a bit creative with it. Much like chicken and chips, gravy and roast and socks and sandles before them, Meghan and Harry are a match made in heaven. Here are some entertainment matches made in heaven.
1. Run the Jewels
We’re very proud of this first double act – Run the Jewels bring both the bangers and royalty appropriate crown jewels reference. This critically acclaimed duo are Atlanta born rapper Killer Mike and Brooklyn born rapper/producer El-P.
Disclaimer: They’re a bit sweary!
2. Simon & Garfunkel
1960’s counter-culture icons and kings of the ballad Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel had a difficult relationship, but they certainly knew how to record a classic record or five!
3. Mel & Sue
Always on the tele if you’re in the UK, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are best known for hosting the Great British Bake Off. The pair met as students performing together in the famous Cambridge Footlights, but didn’t really get to know each other well until after college when they started writing together for Radio 4’s satirical comedy ‘Weekending?’
4. Dick & Dom
We won’t appologise for including such a British specific act here; if you haven’t experienced the fun ride that is children’s TV presenters Dick and Dom it’s time to educate yourself! The pair are best known for their 1990s CBBC presenting and the BAFTA award winning series Dick & Dom in da Bungalow, which broadcast live every weekday morning from 2002 to 2006.
For your viewing pleasure, we present ‘Bogies’:
5. Ant & Dec
If you’re from the UK and especially the North-East of England you’ll likely be seething by this point because we’ve so far failed to mention the undisputed TV royalty that is Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. Best friends since childhood, the multi-award winning presenters first hit our small screens in 1989 as PJ and Duncan in teen drama Byker Grove.
6. Rik Mayall & Ade Edmondson
University friends Rik Mayall & Ade Edmondson became part of the 1980s alternative comedy scene. Its surprising to think now but at the time it was refreshingly unusual to discover comedy which didn’t rely on the same old mother-in-law jokes and (thankfully very outdated!) prejudiced humour.
Here’s a sample of their slapstick silliness from an episode of must see sitcom ‘Bottom’:
7. The Chuckle Brothers
What self respecting British citizen compiling a list of duo greats would dare forget the Chuckle Brothers? The entertainers follow a noble tradition of showmanship arguably dating back to the music hall days. Paul and Barry Elliott have been performing together since the mid 1970s and are most famous for their long-running BBC children’s show ‘Chuckle Vision’.
8. Jennifer Aniston & Courtney Cox
Friends since, well.. ‘Friends’, Courtney and Jennifer have been snapped together at numerous social occasions over the years. Whether its true or not, we’re often inundated with tabloid headlines about celebrities falling out but these two buck the trend. They starred as friends Monica (Cox) and Rachel (Aniston) in ‘Friends’ for a decade from 1994 and have remained close in real life ever since, a glowing example of two successful women supporting each other.
9. Krept & Konan
Grime duo Casyo Johnson and Karl Wilson have been shaking up the UK music scene since 2013. The multi-award winning pair peaked at no.2 in the UK album charts with their debut studio album ‘The Long Way Home’ and recently opened a dessert restaurant called ‘Crepes & Cones‘.
10. French & Saunders
Like Mel and Sue comedy double act Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders met as students. They’ve been responsible for producing and starring in some of the most successful and critically acclaimed sitcoms in British TV history including The Vicar of Dibley and Absolutely Fabulous.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about French & Saunders along with other comedy double acts, read our dedicated comedy focused double act article.
Now where’s the strawberries and Pimms – It is a Royal Wedding day after all!