Crackanory. Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Middlesbrough-born comedian, actor and writer Bob Mortimer is best known for his comedy partnership with Vic Reeves, established during the 1980s and achieving cult-stardom on television and in live comedy clubs throughout the 1990s. His comedy is typified by off-the-wall surrealism.

More information

Born
Saturday 23rd May 1959
Full name
Robert Renwick Mortimer
AKA
Robert Mortimer
AKA
Robert Renwick
Member of
Nationality
English

Awards

National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Comedy Podcast: Longlisted (Athletico Mince)
JOE Comedy Awards 2020
Breathtaking Genius Award: Winner
Chortle Awards 2020
Best TV Comedian: Winner
BAFTA Television Awards 2020
Best Features: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2019
Best TV Comedian: Nominee
JOE Comedy Awards 2019
Online: Winner
Chortle Awards 2018
Best TV Comedian: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2017
Best Tour: Nominee
Taskmaster 2017
Champion: Winner
Chortle Awards 2016
Outstanding Contribution to Comedy: Winner
ARIAs, The 2016
Podcast of the Year: Nominee (Athletico Mince)
British Comedy Awards 2012
Best Writing: Winner
British Comedy Awards 1996
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Winner
British Comedy Awards 1996
Best BBC Two/Channel 4 Entertainment Presenter: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 1992
Most Original Programme or Series: Winner
British Comedy Awards 1991
Best Theatre Variety Performer: Winner

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Question Team
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2021 Cheltenham Literature Festival Self
2021 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 4 Host / Presenter
2021 Would I Lie To You? - Series 14
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
  3. Special - The Best Bits
Guest
2020 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Gone Christmas Fishing Host / Presenter
2020 The Fast Show: Just A Load Of Blooming Catchphrases Self
2020 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2020 How To Build A Girl Awards Host
2020 Comedians: Home Alone
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2020 An Evening With Vic & Bob Self
2019 Vic & Bob's Big Night Out - Series 2 Writer
2019 Vic & Bob's Big Night Out - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2019 Would I Lie To You? - Series 13
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2019 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 17 (Channel 4: Series 18)
  1. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2019 The Glove In Development Writer
2019 The Glove In Development Bob
2018 Vic & Bob's Big Night Out - Series 1 Writer
2018 Vic & Bob's Big Night Out - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2018 Would I Lie To You? - Series 12
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
  3. E11 - The Best Bits
Guest
2018 My Favourite Sketch Guest
2018 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2018 The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
  1. The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
Guest
2017 Vic & Bob's Big Night Out - Vic & Bob's Big Night Out Writer
2017 Vic & Bob's Big Night Out - Vic & Bob's Big Night Out Host / Presenter
2017 Taskmaster - Champion Of Champions Self
2017 Would I Lie To You? - Series 11
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2017 Taskmaster - Series 5 Self
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 13 (Channel 4: Series 14)
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2017 Eat Your Heart Out With Nick Helm
  1. E1 - Islington
Guest
2017 The Nightly Show
  1. E17 - Episode Seventeen
Guest
2017 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 5
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2017 Crackanory - Series 4
  1. E3 - The Despot Of Tea
Host / Presenter
2016 Drifters - Series 4 Frank
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 10 (Channel 4: Series 11)
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2016 Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2016 Would I Lie To You? - Series 10
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2016 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 5
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. Special - Best Of
Guest
2016 The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2016 Very British Problems - Series 2 Self
2016 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 4
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 1 Highlights
  1. Series 1 Highlights
Guest
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 8 (Channel 4: Series 9)
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - Out-takes
Guest
2015 Very British Problems - Very British Problems At Christmas Self
2015 Toast Of London - Series 3
  1. E4 - Bob A Job
Self
2015 Drifters - Series 3 Frank
2015 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Best Of
Guest
2015 Would I Lie To You? - Series 9
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6 (Channel 4: Series 7)
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2015 Play To The Whistle - Series 1
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. Special - Extra Time
Guest
2015 Celebrity Squares - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2015 Matt Berry Does... - Series 1 Writer
2015 Chain Reaction - Series 10
  1. E3 - Bob Mortimer interviews Vic Reeves
Host / Presenter
2015 Let's Play Darts - Series 1 (as Bobby 'Carpets' Mortimer) Guest
2015 Chain Reaction - Series 10
  1. E2 - Reece Shearsmith interviews Bob Mortimer
Guest
2015 Room 101 - Series 4
  1. E7 - Bob Mortimer, Rachel Riley, Brendan O'Carroll
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2015 House Of Fools - Series 2 Writer
2015 House Of Fools - Series 2 Bob
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 5 (Channel 4: Series 6)
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2014 House Of Fools - Christmas Special Writer
2014 House Of Fools - Christmas Special Bob
2014 Drifters - Series 2 Frank
2014 Would I Lie To You? - Series 8
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 3 (Channel 4: Series 4)
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2014 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2014 50 Years Of BBC 2 Comedy Self
2014 The Guess List
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2014 Reece Shearsmith In The Case Of The High Foot Producer
2014 Reece Shearsmith In The Case Of The High Foot Writer
2014 Frankie Boyle And Bob Mortimer's Cookery Show Writer
2014 Matt Berry: Lone Wolf Producer
2014 Matt Berry: Lone Wolf Writer
2014 Frankie Boyle And Bob Mortimer's Cookery Show Host / Presenter
2014 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Extra
Guest
2014 Brian Pern - The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern O'Hare
2014 House Of Fools - Series 1 Writer
2014 House Of Fools - Series 1 Bob
2013 Ross Noble Freewheeling - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2013 Drifters - Series 1 Frank
2013 Was It Something I Said?
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2013 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 1 (Channel 4: Series 2)
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2013 Would I Lie To You? - Series 7
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2013 Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2012 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 26
  1. Special - Christmas Special
Host / Presenter
2012 Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Shows Self
2012 Vic And Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners Writer
2012 Vic And Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners Host / Presenter
2012 Vic And Bob's Popadoodledandy Writer
2012 Vic And Bob's Popadoodledandy Host / Presenter
2012 The Angelos Epithemiou Show - Series 1 Writer
2012 A Short History Of Everything Else
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2012 Would I Lie To You? - Series 6
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2011 Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s Self
2011 Shooting Stars - Series 8 Writer
2011 Shooting Stars - Series 8 Host / Presenter
2011 Show Me The Funny
  1. E2 - Catterick
  2. E7 - Live Final
Guest
2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 4
  1. E6 - Shooting Stars, Joanna Page, Scissor Sisters
Guest
2010 Shooting Stars - Series 7 Writer
2010 Shooting Stars - Series 7 Host / Presenter
2010 A League Of Their Own - Series 1
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
  2. Special - The Best Of
  3. Special - Unseen
Guest
2010 And The Winner Is... - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2009 Steve Coogan - The Inside Story Ensemble Actor
2009 Shooting Stars - Series 6 Writer
2009 Shooting Stars - Series 6 Host / Presenter
2009 Does The Team Think... - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2008 Shooting Stars - 2008 Specials Writer
2008 Shooting Stars - 2008 Specials
  1. Special - Shooting Stars: The Inside Story
Various
2008 Shooting Stars - 2008 Specials Host / Presenter
2008 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 22
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Technically, The Best Series Ever
Team Captain
2008 The Mighty Boosh - A Journey Through Time And Space
  1. A Journey Through Time And Space
Self
2007 Vic Reeves' House Arrest Carl the Hairdresser
2007 Tittybangbang - Series 3 (as Robert Mortimer) Director
2007 Tittybangbang - Series 3 (as Robert Mortimer) Writer
2007 Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self (Archive Material)
2006 Tittybangbang - Series 2 (as Robert Renwick) Writer
2006 Tittybangbang - Series 1 (as Robert Renwick) Writer
2005 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 8
  1. E9 - Gordon Ramsay, Priscilla Presley, Bob Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Ben Folds
Guest
2005 29 Minutes Of Fame Host / Presenter
2005 The Comedians' Comedian Self
2005 Popetown Father Nicholas (Voice)
2005 Monkey Trousers Writer
2005 Monkey Trousers Various
2004 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year - Series 1
  1. E11 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The 90s
Self
2004 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year - Series 1
  1. E15 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The 90s
Guest
2004 The All Star Comedy Show Writer
2004 Catterick Executive Producer
2004 Catterick Writer
2004 Catterick Carl
2003 Swiss Toni Creator
2002 Shooting Stars - Series 5 Writer
2002 Shooting Stars - Series 5 Host / Presenter
2002 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 2
  1. E2 - Charlotte Church, Reeves & Mortimer, Lenny Kravitz
Guest
2002 Shooting Stars - Series 4 Writer
2002 Shooting Stars - Series 4 Host / Presenter
2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Series 2 Jeff Randall
2000 The Fast Show - The Last Fast Show Ever
  1. E2 - Part Two
Writer
2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Series 1 Jeff Randall
2000 The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything Ensemble Actor
1999 The Fast Show - The Fast Show Night
  1. Special - Suit You, Sir! The Inside Leg Of The Fast Show
Self
1999 Families At War - Series 1 Writer
1999 Families At War - Series 1 Host / Presenter
1999 Bang, Bang, It's Reeves And Mortimer Executive Producer
1999 Bang, Bang, It's Reeves And Mortimer Writer
1999 Bang, Bang, It's Reeves And Mortimer Host / Presenter
1998 Families At War - Pilot Writer
1998 Families At War - Pilot Host / Presenter
1997 The Fast Show - Series 3 Writer
1997 Shooting Stars - Series 3 Writer
1997 Shooting Stars - Series 3 Host / Presenter
1997 It's Ulrika! Producer
1997 It's Ulrika! Writer
1997 It's Ulrika! Ensemble Actor
1996 Shooting Stars - Series 2 Writer
1996 Shooting Stars - Series 2 Host / Presenter
1995 The Mrs Merton Show - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
1995 Shooting Stars Creator
1995 Shooting Stars - Series 1 Writer
1995 Shooting Stars - Series 1 Host / Presenter
1995 The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer - Series 2 Composer
1995 The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer - Series 2 Writer
1995 The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer - Series 2 Host / Presenter
1993 Shooting Stars - Pilot Writer
1993 Shooting Stars - Pilot Host / Presenter
1993 The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer - Series 1 Composer
1993 The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer - Series 1 Writer
1993 The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer - Series 1 Host / Presenter
1992 The Weekenders Writer
1992 The Weekenders Bob
1991 Vic Reeves Big Night Out - Series 2 Composer
1991 Vic Reeves Big Night Out - Series 2 Writer
1991 Vic Reeves Big Night Out - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
1990 Vic Reeves Big Night Out - Series 1 Composer
1990 Vic Reeves Big Night Out - Series 1 Writer
1990 Vic Reeves Big Night Out - Series 1 Ensemble Actor

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Bob Mortimer on IMDb

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