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Video of the Day: Peter Serafinowicz

Posted in Nothing Really, Of the Day with tags , , , , , on 15 October, 2008 by Ally

I stumbled upon this most entertaining video by Peter Serafinowicz. You may remember him from his (frankly more miss than hit) sketch show on BBC2 last year. Or you may remember him more fondly from Look Around You, that wonderful parody of 1970s educational programmes which are still boring schoolchildren today. He can also be seen in Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and indeed most decent British comedy series of recent times. He’s a veritable Kevin Eldon, so’s he is.

Anyway, this is one of those irritating “50 Impressions in 2 Minutes” deals, with the delightful twist that all of his impressions are of imaginary celebrities. Non-existent catchphrases include “this isn’t goodbye; it’s greatbye” and “I’m gonna commit you-icide!” Admittedly some of it is decidedly puerile but Serafinowicz’s brand of parallel universe comedy, where his bizarre imaginings are passed off as common knowledge, never fails to amuse me. Well, I suppose a lot of it did fail to amuse me in his sketch show, but we’ll just forget about that and remember Look Around You.

Thanks, Peter. Theter.