Carpool. Robert Llewellyn. Copyright: RDF Television.

Carpool

Dave chat show in a car. 10 episodes (1 series), 2010 - 2011. Stars Robert Llewellyn.

Press Clippings

Jerry Seinfeld apologises to Robert Llewellyn

Jerry Seinfeld has issued an apology to Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn over Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

Chortle, 3rd July 2019

How the car-cam became comedy's favourite vehicle

From James Corden and Peter Kay to Jerry Seinfeld, comedians are using the cheap and simple device to make lucrative TV.

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 5th July 2018

Carpool review

Carpool existed long before Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment.

Anglonerd, 28th October 2015

Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' vs Llewellyn's 'Carpool'

A look at which of two comedy car shows is better: the American Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, or the British Carpool with Robert Llewellyn.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 4th August 2012

Carpool is a distinctly low-frills, ingeniously penny-pinching chat show, with its cut-price opening credits and host Robert Llewellyn picking up guests in his car and interviewing as he drives them around. This week, it's the turn of Tim Vine, king of the twitter gag, whose puns Llewellyn finds amusing to an alarming degree, and comedian Doon Mackichan, whose latest show draws for its entertainment on the subject matter of recent family events including her father's death, her divorce, and the grave illness of her young son.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 26th January 2011

One of digital channel Dave's few original commissions, Carpool is a novelty chat-show devised and hosted by Robert Llewellyn, in which he ferries celebrity guests inside a car fixed with cameras.

This simple premise allows Llewellyn and his passengers to trade banter which, while rarely hilarious, provides a pleasant way to spend half an hour

His first guest was likable Irish comedian Jason Byrne, followed by a natter with Jo Brand - clearly one of showbiz's nicest stars - in which she revealed that her superb NHS comedy Getting On was filmed in an abandoned hospital in the dead of winter with no heating facilities.

A slight but genial slice of compact-concept television.

Paul Whitelaw, The Scotsman, 7th January 2011

For its makers, Carpool certainly has budgetary virtues. Instead of going to the expense of hiring a studio and building a set, they simply send out Robert Llewellyn in his Toyota Prius to pick up celebrities, whom he is then filmed interviewing in his car. Cheap as chips. This week, it's the turn of Jason Byrne, en route from the airport, who waxes vaguely amusing about conspiracy theories. Jo Brand is the next passenger, getting to retell the story of how she once flunked an audition to play herself.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 5th January 2011

Whoever thought that watching one person give a lift to another person would be so entertaining? This week Robert Llewellyn gives a ride to Jeremy Hardy and Rob Brydon, and the continuing theme through both interviews is taking the mickey out of Tony Blair.

Sky, 18th November 2010

Carpool: The surprisingly entertaining chat show

Dave's Carpool consists of just two blokes in a car shooting the breeze - it's a wonderfully refreshing addition to the chat show stable.

Keith Watson, Metro, 4th November 2010

Carpool: Robert Llewellyn Interview

Some chat show interviews don't go anywhere, but that can't be said of Robert Llewellyn's new talk show...

Sky, 4th November 2010