Characters: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Mark Lamarr

"This has been Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and they said I couldn't polish it."

  • Author Appeal: He is a big fan of reggae. When Jimmy Cliff was on the show, Mark kept awarding Phil's team points for "just having Jimmy Cliff in".
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Invoked by his "I say I liked it, I tolerated it - I say I tolerated it..." routine.
  • Farm Boy: Often portrayed as this in earlier series and tie-in books due to being from Swindon, occasionally putting on an exaggerated "oo ar me deario" voice and claiming it's his "natural" accent.
  • Important Haircut: His original 'Fifties Throwback' quiff was cut off as a charity stunt in between series.
  • Jerkass: Deadpan Snarker extraordinaire to the point of obnoxiousness. In all fairness, some of this is somewhat justified due to the arrogant and/or irritating nature of some of the guests.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Notable when a guest he particularly liked appeared on the show, such as Jimmy Cliff and Faye Tozer.

Phil Jupitus

"Need room to work? Shouldn't be on TV with me then, sweetheart."

  • Author Appeal: Likes Star Wars and will take any opportunity to segue into doing a Chewbacca impression.
  • Big Eater: If Mark's jokes are anything to go by:
    Mark: Phill cooked Christmas dinner for eight, but before he could eat it, some people turned up...
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Parodied. Mark claims the majority of Phill's impressions consist of saying a celebrity's catchphrase (e.g., "Ooh Betty" for Frank Spencer) in the same throaty Bernard Manning voice.
  • Self-Deprecation

Sean Hughes

"Well, I'm getting it from all sides now!"

  • Deadpan Snarker: Helped by his monotone southern Irish accent.
  • The Quiet One: When he left the show, Mark commemorated him with a montage of 'his contributions to the show', which consisted of clips of Sean's other team members answering questions while Sean sat quietly in the background.

Bill Bailey

"The last time I was on, you called me a Klingon nonce!"

Simon Amstell

"I'm Simon Amstell — and if you think I'm a poor booking, let's meet tonight's guests!"

Noel Fielding

"I'm loving this show this week, 'cause I'm usually the weird one."

Rhod Gilbert

"Not as easy as you thought is it?"

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