Comedian David Mitchell shares his opinions
May 19, 2010 2:30 PM   Subscribe

David Mitchell's Soap Box features The Peep Show's David Mitchell giving his opinions on various topics. The new series starts with Mitchell pondering the myth of King Cnut attempting to turn back the tides. The comedian has covered many issues, such as respect for the elderly, beer and being asked how much one earns. You can also subscribe to the series as a video podcast [iTunes link]
posted by Kattullus (30 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
As Steven Fry said: "I love your angry logic, David."
posted by Phanx at 2:34 PM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

I love David Mitchell almost as much as I love David Mitchell.
posted by reductiondesign at 2:37 PM on May 19, 2010

Awesome. Here's hoping SNL flies him in to play Elena Kagan soon.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 2:37 PM on May 19, 2010 [4 favorites]

An episode guest hosted by David Mitchell might be the only thing keeping SNL from total mediocrity.

(or a new Lonely Island clip maybe)
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:39 PM on May 19, 2010

This is my new favorite thing ever.
posted by ColdChef at 2:42 PM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

Give me ten years and I'll be smoking a tweed pipe.
posted by Hoenikker at 2:42 PM on May 19, 2010

I love these, and David Mitchell's humor, intensely.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:43 PM on May 19, 2010

A new, slimmer David Mitchell! Still very funny though.
posted by Flashman at 2:50 PM on May 19, 2010

("King Cnut, history's FCUK")
posted by Flashman at 2:51 PM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is fantastic.
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:37 PM on May 19, 2010

I love watching Mitchell on anything he appears in. Search YouTube for some great clips of him on various panel shows in the UK.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:46 PM on May 19, 2010

Also, related.
posted by reductiondesign at 3:58 PM on May 19, 2010

David Mitchell's appearance on News Quiz was tremendous.
posted by boo_radley at 4:06 PM on May 19, 2010

What, no haters at all?

What have you done with my Metafilter?!!?
posted by dash_slot- at 4:09 PM on May 19, 2010

Is it possible to hate David Mitchell?
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:13 PM on May 19, 2010

Holy shit, the How Much I Earn episode is pure gold.
posted by boo_radley at 4:37 PM on May 19, 2010

I'm kinda meh on David Mitchell. He's merely incredibly funny and my hero.
posted by fleacircus at 4:43 PM on May 19, 2010 [4 favorites]

David Mitchell sucks. If you hate awesome people.
posted by haveanicesummer at 4:55 PM on May 19, 2010

David Mitchell is awesome.

posted by mrnutty at 4:59 PM on May 19, 2010

From the episode Mouse:

"That seems to me like the height of 'I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly'-style short-sightedness, and can only end in me filling my bath with hay for my house horse."

House horse. Brilliant.
posted by mrnutty at 5:04 PM on May 19, 2010

Love David Mitchell, only discovered peep show this year, great stuff.
posted by smoke at 5:27 PM on May 19, 2010

Huh, seems like two of David Mitchell's videos are missing, but I found them on YouTube, necrophilia and rape and pillage.
posted by Kattullus at 6:18 PM on May 19, 2010

posted by That's Numberwang! at 6:43 PM on May 19, 2010 [2 favorites]

What, no haters at all?

If it makes you feel better, I thought all of those videos were bad misses.
posted by yerfatma at 6:10 AM on May 20, 2010

People who hate David Mitchell have no soul.
posted by marginaliana at 6:34 AM on May 20, 2010

Been watching this* in fits and starts. David Mitchell has joined my pantheon of British TV Man-Crushes**. Lovely stuff; wonder if he's still living with a roommate in his flat from college days, as I think I remember reading?
* on custom NTSC DVD! Suck it, haters! MeMail for trades :p
** when he teamed up with Charlie Brooker on last year's Big Fat Quiz of the Year I almost got the vapors

posted by jtron at 6:25 AM on May 21, 2010

His cadence and style of rant reminds me so much of Douglas Adams' words as spoken by Simon Jones in the H2G2 radio series. If they ever do a DA biopick, I nominate DM as the person who should either narrate or play him.

Okay, I take that back. Stephen Fry should narrate, obviously.
posted by hippybear at 9:03 AM on May 22, 2010

Actually, I was also thinking while I was watching it that DM's a great, lost Arthur Dent. Especially the bit where he's insulting the shipboard computer about the tea.
posted by Grangousier at 9:23 AM on May 22, 2010

He shows up on QI (Stephen Fry's quiz show) every once in a while and I just love watching how quick witted he is. Jimmy Carr is another one.
posted by Jon-A-Thon at 12:52 PM on May 23, 2010

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