Good news, everyone! Bob Mortimer is on Twitter now!
And at times he makes for a rewarding follow, too. Not least some of the moments where he’s engaging in conversations with Mr Brian Butterfield, Peter Serafinowicz’s in-character Twitter account as the hapless businessman from The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and excellently, at least one episode of the forthcoming series of Shooting Stars.
Sadly though, much of it seems to be very avoidable. Which isn’t a problem if you’re a person with a Twitter account who already happens to be a bit of a humourless clod in everyday life, but a pretty big shame if we’re talking about one of the iconic figures of the last 25 years of British comedy.
Even the bits where Bob entertainingly fails to use Twitter correctly can’t really help save it when he goes and buggers up an entertaining comedic rally with something scene-shatteringly crass and unfunny.
So, our plaintive wish is this: please can Twitter have the Bob Mortimer who co-created and co-wrote Big Night Out, The Weekenders and The Smell Of…, as opposed to the one who wrote Tittybangbang?