British comedy writer and one half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb.
David Mitchell met Robert Webb at Cambridge University where they were both part of the Cambridge Footlights, of which Mitchell became President. Together the duo starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show. David won the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for his performance in the show.
The duo have written and starred in several sketch shows including Bruiser, The Mitchell and Webb Situation, That Mitchell and Webb Sound and most recently That Mitchell and Webb Look. Their first film Magicians was released in 2007.
He wrote for series five of the BBC2 impressionist sketch show Dead Ringers, starring Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens, and became a certified celebrity voice over artist when he voiced Mitch in the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb. He also narrated the reality show Beauty and the Geek.
Mitchell is a frequent participant on British panel shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie to You? (hosted by Rob Brydon), host of The Bubble, and a frequent guest on other panel shows, including QI, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. He also hosts the television panel game Was It Something I Said?, the radio show The Unbelievable Truth and the comedy news programme 10 O’Clock Live. As a writer, Mitchell regularly contributes comment articles to The Observer and The Guardian.
Applying his voice over talent to TV commercials, David has provided the voiceover for a £1 million government advert for FRANK and also for the Driving Standards Agency’s ‘The Highway Code’.
Mitchell and Webb also starred in the UK version of Apple’s ‘Get a Mac’ advertising campaign.
David Mitchell‘s favourite actor is Sir Alec Guinness, and he lists Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Peter Cook as his comedy idols.