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18 Times David Mitchell Was Just Really Fucking Brilliant

"We are whiling away our finite time before the grave!"

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1. When he was an expert on innuendo.

2. When he ruminated on the English language.


5. When he went on a rant about peacocks.

7. When he was brutally honest.

8. When he made this dark but very true point.


12. When he showed how ~relatable~ he was.


15. When he always erred on the side of caution.

17. When he was very upfront about his skills.

BBC One /

"If there's a nuclear war I don't want to live. I don't want to come out of a shelter and rebuild society, I have no skills. How long, and it's basically back to the bronze age. I mean how long... OK, society is destroyed by a nuclear war, how long is it going to be before people are pitching panel shows again?"