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On Climate Change
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David Mitchell wanted to be a comedian ever since he was a schoolboy, and after going up to Cambridge in 1993 , he joined the famous Footlights troupe – eventually becoming president. It was in his first year of university that he met Robert Webb, when they were both auditioning for a student pantomime.
They wrote their first show – the First-World-War-based Millions Dead or Dying ( a wry look at the post-apocalyptic age with songs) – while at university, and took it to the 1997 Edinburgh fringe.
After graduating, they appeared in regular sketch nights on the London circuit, and wrote for a number of shows including Armstrong & Miller and Big Train. Theyreturned to Ediburgh with Shopping and St***-Up (1998), The Mitchell & Webb Story (1999) and The Mitchell & Webb Clones (2001)
Their first break into television came in 2000, on the short-lived BBC sketch show Bruiser, which led to their own show on the now-defunct Play UK the following year, The Mitchell and Webb Situation.
In 2003, they landed the roles that woul dmake their name, as flatmates Mark Corrigan (Mitchell) and Jeremy Usbourne (Webb) in the multi-award-winning Peep Show, written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain. In 2009, Mitchell won the Bafta for Best Comedy Performance for his work on the show – while Robert Webb wasn't even nominated. The show's sixth series is due out in 2009.
Alongside this, they continued to work on their own sketch series, first on Radio 4 with three series of That Mitchell and Webb, which trasferred to TV as That Mitchell and Webb Look and had three series by 2009, winning a Bafta for best comedy in 2007.
In 2006 the pair made their first tour, The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb, which was nominated for best stage comedy at the the British Comedy Awards, and the following year their first film, Magicians, was release, while they also fronted Apple's Mac vs PC ads.
As a solo artist, Mitchell has appeared in countless panel shows, including hosting Radio 4 's The Unbelievable Truth. He also appeared in the 2001 Radio 4 sitcom Think the Unthinkable and the 2005 BBC updating of The Taming of The Shrew and played the recurring character of Dr James Vine in the Jennifer Saunders sitcom Jam and Jerusalem.
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|'We couldn't write a sitcom while Peep Show was still on'
Interview with David Mitchell and Robert Webb
14/11/2012 Permanent link
|David Mitchell reads from Back Story
Hear extensive extracts from his memoirs
08/11/2012 Permanent link
Peep Show: Series 8
David Mitchell: Back Story
Channel 4's Comedy Gala
That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 4
The Mitchell and Webb Clones
Edinburgh Fringe 2011
BBC: The Unbelievable Truth
Edinburgh Fringe 2012
BBC: The Unbelievable Truth 2012