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Creator / Robert Webb

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"I can't imagine getting bored with comedy or thinking comedy is beneath us suddenly."

Robert Patrick Webb (born 29 September 1972) is an English comedian, actor and writer. He's one half of the double act Mitchell and Webb. He's Webb. David Mitchell is Mitchell. Now you know.

His 2017 memoir, How Not To Be A Boy, revealed he's bisexual. Since 2006 he's been married to fellow comedian and actress Abigail Burdess. They have two daughters together.


  • Creator Backlash: He absolutely despised working on Confetti. Largely because he was told his nudity would be blurred in post-production, only for it to be completely uncensored in the final cut.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With David Mitchell. When Webb appeared on Was It Something I Said?, Mitchell introduced him as "[his] reluctant life partner." Later in the episode, Webb related the rather cute story of his first kiss and Mitchell said "I wish that had ever happened to me," to which Webb replied "I wish you had been her."
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  • The Midlands: Born and raised in the northern reaches of the region, in Lincolnshire. Though he worked hard to lose his regional accent when he was about 15 years old, four years before entering Cambridge.
  • Money, Dear Boy: He and David Mitchell got a lot of flak for appearing in Mac and PC adverts. Webb responded by saying
    "When someone asks, 'Do you want to do some funny ads for not many days in the year and be paid more than you would be for an entire series of Peep Show?' the answer, obviously, is, 'Yeah, that's fine'".
  • Real-Life Relative: His wife Abigail Burdess played his partner or wife in one sketch on That Mitchell and Webb Look (along with many other characters) while their baby was played by the pair's real daughter.
  • Romance on the Set: He and his wife met on a radio sketch comedy show.