Steve Barlow studied at Warwick University and Nottingham University and worked at various times as a teacher actor stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was 'A goat ate it sir!'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore and the rest is hysteria.
Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He went to Nottingham University to supposedly read English but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes really). He trained as a teacher of Drama English and Film studies before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.