That Mitchell & Lawson chat

March 15th, 2011 by Dan

Mark Lawson Talks to David Mitchell is on BBC Four next Tuesday (22nd March) at 10pm. The title says it all but here’s the blurb from the Radio Times:

Mark Lawson Talks to David Mitchell

Tuesday 22 March
10:00pm – 11:00pm

The comedian tells Mark Lawson about his life and work. He traces his progress from imitating newsreaders as a child to the award-winning success of That Mitchell and Webb Show, and Peep Show. He also talks about how he met his comic partner Robert Webb at a Footlights audition in Cambridge and why he has remained loyal to TV.

Twenty Twelve

March 13th, 2011 by Dan

Yes, this blog is still alive….

Olivia Colman is in a new comedy that starts tomorrow on BBC Four which looks good:

Twenty Twelve website here.

Also coming soon or something: an intriguing recording that I know nothing about except this tweet:


Extra video: David in that bit from How TV Ruined Your Life the other day:

It didn’t ruin my lfe actually but I guess they needed a flimsy linking concept for the nice old clips.

That latest Webb entertainment vehicle

January 20th, 2011 by Dan

While David is off being all clever and political in Channel 4′s new 10 O’Clock Live for the forseeable future at least several people may have wondered what Rob is up to when not recording sarcastic voice overs for things on BBC Three. Well… Lost In TV has the details.

SPACE with Robert WEBB
The Comedy Chat / Panel Show about Life on Earth

Robert Webb hosts SPACE, Channel 4’s exciting new comedy entertainment show. Each week on his ship “Captain” Robert is joined by 3 celebrities as they attempt to define and discover the very best of our planet from the last few thousand years.

In a series of studio based rounds, the nation’s best loved personalities will nominate their most precious possessions, guilty pleasures, best loved landmarks or even all time favourite humans that they believe encapsulate earth as we know it. It is up to Robert and his crew plus the studio audience to decide which of these items will make it onto the ship.

Wednesday 16th February @ 6.30pm

Only those aged 18 and over will be admitted.

BBC Television Centre
Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ

That Mitchell & not Webb Comic?

January 16th, 2011 by Dan

Nominations for the British Comedy Awards have been announced and this time around That Mitchell & Webb Look is not in the sketch show category. There is, however, an odd nomination for David in the Best Male Comic category despite him not being a comic.

When is it on and is it pre-recorded?

January 7th, 2011 by Dan

The clue’s in the name, regarding this new thing that starts next Thursday, featuring The One Who Is Not Webb:

10 O'Clock Live!/TenOClockLive

Hobbit time!

January 4th, 2011 by Dan

This Australian director seems a tad familiar…

More Peeder Jigson can be found at his home in the internet here.

He is also, like everyone in the internet, on that Twitter. See?

Webb, er, mind the Buzzcocks?

January 2nd, 2011 by Dan

I forgot to mention that Rob was presenting Never Mind The Buzzcocks this week, mostly because it’s usually not a very good programme. Here is a picture to make up for that:

I did, however, find this:

It’s also on that iPlayer right now (at  the time of typing).

He turns up on Celebrity (aaarrgggh) Mastermind tomorrow night so there’s time to remember that one. There’s a nice video of an extended chat from that here. No embedding, boo hiss boo!


December 19th, 2010 by Dan

The Guardian / Observer have published their Questions For David Mitchell thing today and it’s rather good. It’s all here on this link but here are some previews:

You’ve been pretty successful – are you surprised you haven’t been taken down by the naysayers? Ben Horton, south London

Now there’s the internet, everyone has been shot down in flames. I’m not too proud to self-Google every so often, and I don’t always like what I read. I read in the Mail that Peter Hitchens had referred to me as a “so-called comedian”. That particularly annoyed me, because it doesn’t work. He can disagree with whether I’m funny. But I just am a comedian! You might as well say “so-called dentist”.

What kind of process do you and Robert Webb use when you are writing a sketch for your television show? Do you have a method or is it just comedic chaos? Stephen Clarke, Nanjing

The ideas come out of group meetings with other writers, or pub sessions. You never sit down at a computer unless you know what sketch you’re going to write, because that’s when the blank page is terrifying. That’s the extent of the method.

Infinite Peep?

December 17th, 2010 by Dan

Well blimey and all that as Peep Show series 8 and 9 are apparently go! Well not going yet but planned. From Digital Spy:

Channel 4 has confirmed that it has recommissioned Peep Show for two more series. A report yesterday first claimed that an eighth and ninth series of David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s comedy had been ordered despite poor ratings for current episodes. A Channel 4 spokesperson told Broadcast that it was too early to confirm any additional details.

Also in Peep Show news: the episode scheduled for a week’s time aka Christmas Eve will be part of a  theme night which included a new documentary (yay!) and a load of old repeats (well people love the show).

Random photos from series 2 that I may not have used before:

“… actually she’s a bit of a div who thinks Alain de Botton is good.”

November 21st, 2010 by Dan

It’s Peep Show press season (unsurprisingly) and The Guardian had a nice piece this weekend.

It’s a Q&A type thing involving Armstrong, Bain, Mitchell & Webb and includes the following things:

“He’d definitely have voted for Labour in ’97. But, had he been able to vote, he would have voted Tory in ’87 and ’83. He’s a reed in the wind, so it might have been Lib Dem. And now he feels guilty.”

“You gave him a brilliant moment last series where it occurred to him for the first time that he might be in the 99% of deluded idiots who are not going to make it rather than the 1% of brilliant people who are.”

That link, again:

Episode 1 of series 7 in on that 4OD thing but as we are old fashioned and think a catch-up service should be for exactly that sort of thing and not premieres we’re not talking about it. Apart from this bit and the link to a thing where someone else thinks the same.