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News: Bob Mortimer To Appear In Storage Hunters Special

Bob Mortimer is to appear in a special Celebrity edition of Dave's series Storage Hunters to be broadcast at Christmas. 

The episode of Storage Hunters was filmed before Mortimer's recent triple heart bypass surgery. It is fronted by regular presenter Sean Kelly will also feature Ross Noble, Jenny Eclair, Kimberly Wyatt, Jimi Mistry, Shaun Ryder, Bez, Lizzie Roper, Jimmy Bullard and Carl Froch. 


News: Vic Reeves Posts Message About Bob Mortimer

Vic Reeves has posted a message on Twitter following Bob Mortimer's recent heart surgery.

Reeves wrote: "Thank you for all of your messages about Bob. He is doing well. He will return bigger, faster, stronger, better."

News: Bob Mortimer Has Heart Surgery – Tour Dates Postponed

Reports are coming in that Bob Mortimer is recovering in hospital after having triple heart bypass surgery.

The Middlesbrough comedian's 25th anniversary Poignant Moments tour with Vic Reeves was due to start in a fortnight but early dates have now been postponed until 2016. Ticket holders for dates between November 8 & December 4 are advised to contact the place where they purchased their tickets for further information.

Online Review: Matt Berry Does...Father's Day, BBC iPlayer

Following the success of Matt Berry doing the Boat Race, the second instalment in this six-part series finds the undisputed king of the striking vocal tone tackling the subject of Father’s Day. There is only really one reason to listen to this and that’s to hear the way Berry strings out the phrase “Youkay Daddy” over and over again. It will make you laugh so much the BBC should issue a disclaimer in case of any damage to internal organs.

Podcast Review: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast with Bob Mortimer

Richard Herring’s new series of podcasts kicks off with an illuminating chat with Bob Mortimer. This time round Herring has had funding from a Kickstarter campaign but don't panic, apart from a plug for his sponsor (hello Duncan Thorley of Maximum Whimsy) at the start and a few namechecks at the end it doesn’t feel remotely like a corporate sell-out.

News: Bob Mortimer To Be The New Face Of Bombardier

Bob Mortimer is to be the new face of Bombardier. Rik Mayall previously fronted the campaign. Mortimer's adverts will start broadcasting on St George's Day, April 23.

In the adverts Mortimer's military character will be seen leading his troops "somewhere hot and a tad dangerous".


News: Writers' Guild Awards – Winners Announced

This results of this year's Writers' Guild Awards have just been announced. In the Best Sitcom Category Him and Her by Stefan Golaszewski beat House of Fools by Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer and Up the Women, by Jessica Hynes.

The Brig Society by Marcus Brigstocke with Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Dan Tetsell & Steve Punt won Best Radio Comedy, up against Helen Keen’s It is Rocket Science by Helen Keen & Miriam Underhill and John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme by John Finnemore.

TV Review: House of Fools Christmas Special, BBC2

Thank goodness for Vic and Bob. If you watch the first five minutes of this special with your eyes closed you could almost be hearing a vintage episode of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. There’s a song, some cartoon thumping and Bob saying “don’t matter” just like he did all those years ago. This is V&B back on form at their bizarre best.

News: House Of Fools Fans Sent To Wrong Address

Fans of the Vic and Bob sitcom House of Fools got a fright when they read that the location of the filming they were hoping to see was nearly 200 miles further away than expected.

Northeners such as Oldham comedian Mick Ferry applied for tickets for the second series which they were told was going to be filmed in Media City, Salford. When the tickets arrived, however, they were surprised to see that the address said that they had to go to Elstree, just outside London.

Review: BBC Original Comedy Shorts

With BBC3 due to become an online channel in 2015 I guess the BBC needs to get viewers used to going to iPlayer to watch original content online and not just last night’s episode of EastEnders. To nudge comedy fans in the right direction the Beeb invited a group of famous comedians to make a programme that they had always dreamt about making. The resulting six comedy shorts are pretty mixed, but the one thing one can definitely say about them is that they are very varied in tone. Some are surreal, some are discreetly political.


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