I’m Ken Plume, and soon you’ll be listening to “A Bit Of A Chat” with me, Ken Plume.
In this episode, I chat with writer, actor, and (I’d wager) the quickest wit in the western world, David Mitchell.
Chances are, to most Americans, the name David Mitchell means very little… unless, of course, they have a friend, relation, or acquaintance by that name. I speak, however, of a brilliant comedian by that sobriquet who currently plies his trade in the sceptred isle of England.
A cursory glance at the offerings on YouTube will bring you up to speed on Mr. Mitchell, as well as his comedy partner Robert Webb - both of which, since their Cambridge Footlights days, have written and starred in Edinburgh Fringe productions, radio (That Mitchell & Webb Sound), a live tour, a trio of sketch shows (Bruiser, The Mitchell & Webb Situation, and That Mitchell & Webb Look), and even a book (That Mitchell & Webb Book). They’re also the stars of the Britcom Peep Show, the feature film Magicians, and were cast as PC (Mitchell) & Mac (Webb) in the British versions of the popular Macintosh ads.
As a solo, Mitchell is quick-witted, erudite guest on such UK panel shows as QI, Have I Got News For You, and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, serves as team captain on Would I Lie To You, and is the host of BBC Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth.
I urge anyone smart enough to own a region free DVD player to hunt down everything listed above from your online UK DVD emporium of choice, or at the very least scrounge the internet and YouTube for a splendid sampler.
And, if this intro is evoking a sense of déjà vu, it’s because I’ve used it in the past - for my previous in-depth interviews with David (I believe strongly in recycling). I recently sat down in my very comfy desk chair and rang him for a chat…
Hope you enjoy…
Download “A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & David Mitchell“:
Subscribe to this Podcast via iTunes
Drop Ken a line HERE.
You can also find more of my interviews by clicking HERE.
Leave a Reply