MITCHELL & WEBB
Ubiquitous comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb have come a long way from their early shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Brian Donaldson catches up with the pair behind Channel 4’s Peep Show as they prepare to bring their live show to Glasgow.
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