Mitchell and Webb


Mitchell and Webb
Robert Webb (left) and David Mitchell

Mitchell and Webb are a British comedy double act, comprising David Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) and Robert Webb (born 29 September 1972). They are best known for starring in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show.

They met whilst students at Cambridge University. They have also performed three sketch shows, Bruiser for BBC2, The Mitchell and Webb Situation, on the short-lived Play UK channel, and their own Radio 4 sketch show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound – which was later adapted for television on BBC Two as That Mitchell and Webb Look. Mitchell and Webb have written for Armstrong and Miller and Big Train. They often appear with Olivia Colman, James Bachman, Mark Evans and Paterson Joseph.

Mitchell and Webb have also appeared in the short-lived U.K. regional versions of the 'Get a Mac' advertisements for Apple. They also voiced a pair of peas on the Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway sponsorship adverts for Birds Eye.

Magicians, a film starring the pair was released on 18 May 2007.

In 2008, the duo wrote a pilot script for their first original sitcom; in Playing Shop, the two star as Eric and Jamie, friends who set up a business together after they are made redundant from their old jobs. Hartswood Films recorded the pilot episode on 20 December, with a view to producing a full series for BBC Two.[1] They have also released the book This Mitchell and Webb Book.

References

  1. ^ Parker, Robin (8 December 2008). "Mitchell and Webb are Playing Shop on BBC2". Broadcastnow (Emap Media). Retrieved on 8 December 2008.