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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on the set of their new show, The Trip. An interesting article on the relationship between the two characters on screen and in real life.

Coogan is most famous for his character Alan Partridge, a sports newsman turned chat show host, but has moved into a career as a film actor.

Brydon got his intial break in Marion and Geoff, produced by Coogan, and has since become a popular comedian appearing on panel shows (and also has his own iPhone app).

They also recently appeared together in A Cock And Bull Story, a adaptation of the un-adaptable Tristram Shandy.
posted by Stark (22 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
My favourite Brydon show was "Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive", which is actually a spoof of panel shows, where Rob plays himself and you see (some of) the panel show, but also the behind-the-scenes stuff where they're working out what jokes to make and what guests they can get.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:35 AM on October 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


That show was awful. Kinda like a poor man's Larry Sanders.
posted by the cuban at 4:45 AM on October 27, 2010


Previous programmes left me cold. They always seemed to be trying too hard. They both lacked that element of spontaneity, it appeared too scripted but then maybe their humour just was not for me.
posted by episodic at 5:19 AM on October 27, 2010


I loved Annually Retentive. The scenes with Sharon Horgan were always excellent.

Looking forward to this film.
posted by DanCall at 5:28 AM on October 27, 2010


I loved A Cock And Bull Story (although I wouldn't say 2005 was that recent) and the banter between Brydon and Coogan is great. So I can see why Winterbottom wanted more of it but the premise of The Trip didnt' sound particularly exciting. This article is great thoguh and completely whetted my appetite.
posted by ninebelow at 5:44 AM on October 27, 2010


Brydon is responsible for my single favorite QI line ever ("I turn up, an' I get on with it.")
posted by Wolfdog at 6:30 AM on October 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cannot abide Coogan. Like Brydon. "A Cock and Bull Story" was great. I'll give this a chance.
posted by Decani at 7:14 AM on October 27, 2010


Steve Coogan (with Alfred Molina) did one of my favorite pieces of Coffee And Cigarettes. Sadly, the scene isn't available online in its entirety for sharing. :(
posted by hippybear at 9:58 AM on October 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


Every time Rob Brydon appears on QI he inches closer to usurping Rich Hall as my all-time favourite panelist. I laugh a little every time I pull on a longish pair of socks.
posted by Zozo at 10:13 AM on October 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


My daughter and I loved Steve Coogan in Hamlet2, one of our favourite movies of the last few years, in fact. Worth watching just forjthe songs Rock Me, Sexy Jesus and Raped in The Face. Dumb, but hilarious.
posted by alltomorrowsparties at 10:33 AM on October 27, 2010


Alan Partridge was done perfectly by Coogan in "On the Hour" and "Day Today." The Alan Partridge-focused shows aren't very enjoyable to me, but I can always watch Alan Partridge's World Cup '92 segment from "Day Today" and smile.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:46 AM on October 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can always watch Alan Partridge's World Cup '92 segment from "Day Today" and smile.

If this is the scene I am thinking of, it always completely cracks me up, especially the little part where the guy kicks the ball into the net a second time and Partidge exclaims "And another one!"
posted by Falconetti at 11:03 AM on October 27, 2010


I can always watch Alan Partridge's World Cup '92 segment from "Day Today" and smile.


That is LIQUID FOOTBALL!

I also have a tendency to repeat, in Coogan's voice, "That....was a goooal."
posted by gcbv at 11:37 AM on October 27, 2010


"Eat my goal!"
posted by Grangousier at 12:09 PM on October 27, 2010


especially the little part where the guy kicks the ball into the net a second time and Partidge exclaims "And another one!"

That is indeed the best part.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:29 PM on October 27, 2010


A few years back I went and saw Steve Coogan live even though I was thinking he had turned into a bit of a dickwad. Coogan ended his act with a song "Everyone's a cunt sometimes" – a lovely show tune that covered off some of his bad behaviour. Redeemed, in my eyes. I look forward to the TV series.
posted by meech at 12:31 PM on October 27, 2010


especially the little part where the guy kicks the ball into the net a second time and Partidge exclaims "And another one!"

Doesn't he just say, "And another!"
posted by juiceCake at 1:00 PM on October 27, 2010


I was first introduced to Brydon through his work on the absolutely brilliant Human Remains. It was a terrific show about horrible relationships - each episode about a different relationship - very much in the style of individual half-hour Blue Jam segments. Great stuff.
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:03 PM on October 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think Saxondale may be one of my favorite TV shows ever.
posted by stevil at 4:25 PM on October 27, 2010


I just looked and he does just say "and another." Then I started laughing again.
posted by Falconetti at 6:09 PM on October 27, 2010


Alan Partridge interviews the Milky Bar Kid (Played by Simon Pegg) FTW.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 7:35 AM on October 28, 2010


Watched three episodes now and have enjoyed it thoroughly. Excellent dynamic between the two and a great backdrop.
posted by Abiezer at 10:50 PM on November 19, 2010


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