This Mitchell and Webb Book - David Mitchell and Robert Webb

THIS world is made up of two different types of people. Some are Macs and some are PCs. But surely all love Mitchell and Webb, at least a bit. The comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb venture into the world of literature with this laugh-out-loud bona

THIS world is made up of two different types of people.

Some are Macs and some are PCs. But surely all love Mitchell and Webb, at least a bit.

The comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb venture into the world of literature with this laugh-out-loud bonanza of a book.

Bursting with original scripts, stories and self-help guides This Mitchell and Webb Book (�18.99, Fourth Estate) is guaranteed to make a giggling fool of you on the bus.


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With some sections possibly influenced by the stylings of comic Viz, they take turns to make you - but one really suspects themselves - laugh and guffaw in a never-ending (till you get to the end of the book) game of comedy one-upmanship.

Highlights include fridge-note conversations between famous and fictitious characters; a newspaper archive where great headline puns are stored away waiting for reality to catch up, and an entertaining How To Cope With...series that includes break-ups, coffee and waiters.

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And the boardgame based on eccentric hobos, Sir Digby Chicken Caesar and his right hand man Ginger, would surely oust Monopoly if given half a chance.

The pair are close to overstaying their welcome with regular appearances on TV adverts and voiceovers, but their shows, Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look, continue to pardon them both - and this book adds further weight to their defence.

It's comedians like these who make the rest of Britain's so-called "talent" pale in insignificance.

Check out their send up/dig at The Mighty Boosh boys. But James Cordon and Matthew Horne - you got away scott-free,somehow.

It is rude, crude, utterly brilliant and probably destined to be smothered in countless awards.

- DOMINIC WIGGAN

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