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David Mitchell's New Panel Game by bIG bLOGGER on 19 February 2010 2:12pm
Yes,him off numerous TV advert voice-overs,The Great bIG Fat Quiz of The Year,Mitchell and Webb,and Peep Show.

David Mitchell[..for those with TV in the UK] starts a new panel game tonight on BBC2 called: "The Bubble".

http://www.comedy.co.uk > News
The Bubble
Re: David Mitchell's New Panel Game by bIG bLOGGER on 22 February 2010 5:34pm
Did anyone else watch this new show?

I watched most of it,but wondered if the premise/format was solid enough,i.e.the idea is that 3 guest-celebs are holed up for 3 days,away from the media,and then presumably the questions about recent events are based on their forced absence from reading the newspapers.
But is 3 days long enough? Would celebs WANT to be holed up/sequestered for 3 whole days? And is it credible that 3 days absence from what's going on would make them lose all touch of events in the news?? I don't know.

The guests on the first of this new series were entertaining enough: Frank Skinner(Midlands comedian); Reginald D.Hunter(coloured comedian); and Victoria Coren(columnist/poker expert).

David Mitchell,the presenter,does not quite have the TV charisma of say Jeremy Paxman or Stephen Fry,but he seemed to be enjoying what he was doing and he didn't interrupt the guests too much.
He was intervied by METRO [ http://www.metro.co.uk/fame],and when asked: "Who would be your dream guest?" he replied: "Peter Cook;but unfortunately he's dead,so I'd go for Michael Palin. I became obsessed with the Pythons and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as a teenager."
When asked: "Were you one of those annoying people who'd be able to recite whole routines?" --he replied: "Only among consenting friends. I certainly didn't quote things to people thinking it made me funny. John Hannah's character in SLIDING DOORS quotes Monty Python. It's supposed to show he's a nice guy with a sense of humour,but to me he just seemed like an utter d**k. I thought the film was implying he was a d**k. It was halfway through before I realised you were supposed to like him. Why not actually write some jokes he's supposed to have thought of himself?"
Re: David Mitchell's New Panel Game by perfectbitch on 22 February 2010 5:56pm
I watched it and it was quite amusing. I agree about the format and I think it's entertainment value will depend on the calibre of the guests. I will probably watch it again but I wouldn't be distressed if I missed it.

Re: David Mitchell's New Panel Game by bIG bLOGGER on 23 February 2010 1:43pm
Yes,I agree with you,it's only a 1/2-hour show and fairly light-hearted and it's future will depend on keeping up the quality/calibre of the celeb guests.
If they start booking people such as Gordon Ramsay or Katie Price,I may well switch off.

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