Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Bob Mortimer Interview 2018…
Bob Mortimer is an English comedian, podcast presenter, and actor. He is known for his work with Vic Reeves as part of Vic and Bob.
Reeves and Mortimer made their television debut on the short-lived 1989 comedy chat show One Hour with Jonathan Ross, in the game show segment known as knock down ginger.
Later that year, the duo made their first television pilot together, Vic Reeves Big Night Out in late 1989.
The television show remained true to the nightclub act’s variety show format. Mortimer took a 10-week break from his legal job to film the series and never returned.
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The two later created a one-off pilot for a sitcom called The Weekenders in 1992, followed by the sketch show The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer in 1993 and Shooting Stars, a comedy panel show that first aired in December 1993.
After being commissioned, Shooting Stars ran for five series between 1995 and 2002, with a special anniversary edition broadcast in December 2008. A sixth series was broadcast in late 2009, followed by a seventh series in mid-2010, and eighth in 2011.
This interview made it into the Sunday Mirror on 12th August 2018:
On the 29th December 2017, Mortimer and Reeves starred in a relaunch and new singular episode of their comedy Big Night Out for the BBC. The show has been remade and subsequently renamed to Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out.
The episode remained true to the classic Big Night Out formula and was composed of various comedy songs, skits, characters and sketches. This was the first time the Big Night Out series had featured Mortimer’s name in the title. The BBC has confirmed that a full series of Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out has been commissioned to air sometime in 2018.
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 1st Aug 2018.