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“I reckon,” wrote Mitchell, “Australia will be where the active, outdoorsy T.
Webb is the slacker unemployed musician in to Mitchell’s socially inept, pessimistic but always-employed-in-dull-jobs Mark Corrigan.
He and Webb took their two-man shows to the Edinburgh Fringe every year, which led to writing work.
They discovered the television industry was basically made up of aimless meetings that gave them false hope.
By the time he reached his mid-30s David Mitchell had never really had a girlfriend.
He was one of the most successful and ubiquitous comedians on British television, but he was still living like a student in a shared former council flat in Kilburn, north-west London.
There were drunken one-night stands after which he felt “shit about myself”. At university there were tortured crushes, desolate infatuations during which he never actually mentioned his feelings to the woman he desired: “No broaching of the subject in any way whatsoever with them.” His agonised inaction was partly due to the fear of rejection and partly the fear of disappointment.