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Bruiser 2000 British sketch show

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After writing for Armstrong & Miller comic duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb moved on to new project called Bruiser. Sketch show written by Mitchell and Webb, with help from several other writers, and with promising actors in the cast - Olivia Colman, Matt Holness, Martin Freeman and Charlotte Hudson.


Have you ever wondered how it would look like if in Bond movies Q would be the wacky one? Or how would you discretely ask in a shop for poison, enough amount to kill, let’s say a 54-year-old woman, who happens to be your wife? Or have you ever wondered how having a puppet called Sparky as a friend could be a bad idea? If answer to any of those questions is "yes", then you should take a look at Bruiser, a sketch show written by Mitchell and Webb before their great projects (That Mitchell and Webb Look and Peep Show), with additional material from (among others) Ricky Gervais (The Office), Richard Ayoade (IT Crowd) and Matt Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace).

In many ways it is similar to their other works, but even with help from such talented cast and writers the series wasn’t a great success and often is a bit forgotten production from 2000. Some of the sketches were very good (like guy having a bad day at work or policemen trying to look intelligent while being filmed in reality show), but at the same time other bits were half-cooked or unnecessarily repeated over and over again. Nevertheless Bruiser can be quite entertaining.


Notes

  • Matt Holness gained most recognition playing fictional horror writer Garth Marenghi in live shows (during which he remained in character even off-stage) and Garth Marenghis Darkplace TV show.



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