25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer [REPORT]

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I’ve already written about Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer here, but this is a little different. ย After 25 years of a highly-influential career, the two British madmen are touring the country – for what appears to be one last time. ย As a fan of their work for almost as long as their inception, it was quite something to see a performance. ย Far older than the sprightly, young fellows we once knew, I couldn’t help some trepidation. ย Indeed, much of their oeuvre relies on the physical; the long and demented slapstick synonymous with their act. ย …   [continue reading]

The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

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Having already spotlighted what I consider to be their American counterparts in Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, I thought it necessary that I give Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer the fore this week. ย Vic and Bob, to be blunt about my bias, are my absolute favourite comedians of all time; making it tough to employ brevity when discussingย their innovations, chemistry and pure ability to cause laughter. ย Most will remember the duo for their madcap and subtly satiricalย Shooting Stars –ย the first and best of a string of inspired game shows. ย …   [continue reading]