In my opinion, everything that David Mitchell and Robert Webb do is outrageously funny, at least so far. Their innovative program, Peep Show was hilarious and I can’t get enough of this sketch comedy show, That Mitchell and Webb Look.
Sketch comedy shows can be hit or miss. They can’t all be Monty Python’s Flying Circus. But these two guys have come up with some recurring characters and spoof sketches that keep you wanting more. Here are some of my favorites:
*Numberwang: A totally absurd game show where contestants take turns saying various numbers until the host says, “That’s Numberwang.” There’s even a German version and a word version called “Wordwang.” A couple other bits include a documentary about the origin of Numberwang, a commercial for the home game and a trailer for the movie “The Numberwang Code,” kind of like “The Da Vinci Code.”
*The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar: Webb plays Digby, an alcoholic, drug addicted homeless man who’s under the impression that he’s a secret agent. Along with his sidekick, Ginger, they commit various crimes while searching for their nemesis, whoever that is. This sketch is shot partially with a point of view camera, similar to the style of Peep Show.
*The Quiz Broadcast: This post-apocalyptic game show features contestants who have to answer questions about “The Event,” an unexplained cataclysm that has most likely destroyed civilization. But the Brits bravely carry on, trying to have a good time on the show and being reminded to “Remain Indoors.”
The show was nominated for several BAFTAs and won for “Best Comedy Program or Series” in 2007.
Total Seasons: 4 (24 episodes)
Seasons Available on US Formatted DVD: 4
In Production: 2006-2010
Viewer Discretion: Some adult situations and language