Rowan Atkinson Dusts Off An Old Comedy Bit

Rowan Atkinson Dusts Off An Old Comedy Bit


>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK “THE
LATE SHOW,”” EVERYBODY.>>Stephen: FOLKS, MY NEXT GUEST
HAS BEEN AN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY STAR FOR OVER 30 YEARS. YOU KNOW HIM AS “MR. BEAN,”
EDMUND BLACKADDER, AND STARTING THIS FRIDAY, YOU CAN SEE HIM IN
“JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN.”>>MERCI.>>CHEERS.>>I’M NOT SURE I’VE EVER MET A
MAN WHITE LIKE YOU.>>LET ME CLEAR UP THE
UNCERTAINTY FOR YOU. YOU HAVEN’T. ( CLEARS THROAT )
>>Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME ROWAN ATKINSON! ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE ) ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: LOOK AT THAT.>>YOU’RE VERY KIND.>>Stephen: THANKS FOR BEING
HERE. NOT EVERYBODY GETS A STANDING
OVATION.>>WHAT LOVELY PEOPLE.>>Stephen: THEY ARE, AREN’T
THEY? I’M A HUGE FAN. I WENT AND FANNED AT YOU A
LITTLE BIT BACKSTAGE BEFORE YOU CAME OUT HERE.>>WELL, THAT’S VERY KIND OF
YOU.>>Stephen: I’M A VERY KIND
PERSON.>>THAT’S TRUE.>>Stephen: I’VE BEEN A FAN
EVER SINCE I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOUR SHOW. MY DEAR FRIEND HUGH LORI. WHERE DID THIS IDEA COME FROM? IT’S FOUR DIFFERENT AGES OF
ENGLAND STARTING IN THE MEDIEVAL TIMES.>>IT’S A PERIOD SITCOM, AND THE
FIRST SERIES WAS SET IN THE 15th CENTURY, I THINK IT
WAS. I THINK IT’S BECAUSE– THE FIRST
SERIES WAS COWRITTEN AND COCOB CEIVED, I SUPPOSE, BY MYSELF AND
RICHARD CURTIS, THE SCREENWRITER. AND WE’D BEEN WORKING ON A
SKETCH CALLED “NOT THE 9:00 NEWS” IN ENGLAND, AND WE THOUGHT
WE’D LIKE TO DO A SITCOM, A SITUATION COMEDY OF SOME KIND.>>Stephen: I KNOW WHAT A
SITCOM IS.>>I THOUGHT I SHOULD TRANSLATE
JUST IN CASE, THE JARGON CAN BE CONFUSION.>>Stephen: YUP
( LAUGHTER ).>>ANYWAY, THE BIG SITCOM– I’M
USING THE TERM AGAIN– AT THE TIME —
>>Stephen: OXFORD, RIGHT, YOU LEARNED THAT AT OXFORD, RIGHT?>>YES, WELL, ACTUALLY, EVEN
BEFORE THEN, I KNEW IT.>>Stephen: A PRODIGY. A PRODIGY.>>I CAN’T– I’VE COMPLETELY
LOST THIGH– OH, YES. WHY WE– WHY?>>Stephen: WHY ARE WE HERE?>>WHY ARE WE HERE? THE BIG SITCOM AT THE TIME EYE
USED IT AGAIN– WAS “FAULTY TOWERS” WHICH WAS A JOHN CLEESE. YOU MAY KNOW HIM. IT WAS SUCH A HUGE HIT AT THE
TIME, AND WE FELT ANY SITCOM WE DID WOULD BE UNFAVORABLY
COMPARED TO “FAULTY TOWERS” WHATEVER WE DID. AND I’M SURE IT IS UNFAVORABLY
COMPARED TO “FAULTY TOWERS,” EVEN NOW. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD REDUCE THE
CHANCES OF THAT BY TAKING IT COMPLETELY OUT OF THE 20th
CENTURY, WHICH IS THE CENTURY WE WERE IN AT THE TIME.>>Stephen: MORE OF THAT
OXFORD EDUCATION COMING BACK ( LAUGHTER ).>>YOU’RE DEALING WITH THE CREME
DA LA CREME HERE.>>Stephen: I ACTUALLY HAD A
CHANCE TO TALK TO RICHARD CURTIS ONCE, AND I WAS ASKING ABOUT HIS
BEGINNINGINGS IN COMEDY, AND HE SAID WHEN HE WAS AT OXFORD HE
THOUGHT HE WAS PRETTY DARN FUNNY AND WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING IN
REVIEW. HE SAID BEFORE HE WENT ON THIS
GUY GOES UP THERE WHO HE HAD NEVER MET BEFORE AND HOLDING
JUST A PIECE OF PAPER HE MADE EVERYONE LAUGH FOR SEVEN MINUTES
WITHOUT SAYING A WORD. AND HE SAID THAT WAS YOU.>>THAT WAS ME, YES.>>Stephen: HE GOES, HE FOUND
IT SO DEMORALIZING THAT HE HAD HIS LITTLE CLEVER IDEAS AND HIS
LITTLE WORD PLAY, BUT YOU WENT UP THERE AND SAID NOTHING AND
ABSOLUTELY KILLED THE ROOM. DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT DID YOU? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT NIGHT?>>YES, I CERTAINLY REMEMBER THE
NIGHT. IT WAS A ONE-NIGHT– ONE-NIGHT
REVIEW, AND I– AND I WAS ASKED IF I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING, AND
I COULDN’T THINK OF ANYTHING. AND I’M NOT REALLY A VERY
DILIGENT WRITER, SO I JUST STOOD IN FRONT OF A MIRROR, TO BE
HONEST, AND I JUST STARTED PULLING FACES, I MEAN, FOR WANT
OF A BETTER TERM. AND I WAS SORT OF DOING THIS… ( LAUGHTER )
( LAUGHTER ) AND THEN THERE WAS THIS IDEA OF
HAVING A CARD– HAVE YOU GOT ANYTHING THAT I COULD– WELL, IT
WAS A PIECE OF PAPER OF WHERE I WOULD JUST– CAN I STAND UP? IS THAT OKAY? WELL, I CAN STAND UP. AM I ALLOWED TO STAND UP? AND WHERE– I JUST– I CAN’T
REMEMBER VERY WELL NOW. SO THIS WON’T BE AT ALL FUNNY,
BUT I’LL DO IT ANYWAY.>>Stephen: GREAT.>>I’LL DO IT ANYWAY. I CAME OUT AND THE AUDIENCE WERE
THERE– AS INDEED THEY ARE HERE TONIGHT, AND I CAME OUT… ( BABBLING )
( LAUGHTER ) ( BABBLING )
( LAUGHTER ) ANYWAY, IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE
THAT. ( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS ) IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH.>>Stephen: THURKS THE SITCOM
WAS BORN.>>THE SITCOM WAS BORN.>>Stephen: THE NEW MOVIE– IS
IT THE THIRD JOHNNY ENGLISH?>>IT IS THE THIRD.>>Stephen: WHAT IS THE
PREMISE OF JOHNNY ENGLISH. A SPY?>>YES, IN THE LAST TWO MOVIES
HE’S RETIRED. I GOT OLDER AND WHY IS THIS
OLDER MAN STILL A SPY? ALTHOUGH AS YOU MENTIONED, ROGER
MOORE WAS A SPY WHEN HE WAS 57.>>Stephen: AND THIS IS THE
THIRD.>>THE THIRD.>>Stephen: AND HE STRIKES
AGAIN? HOW IS HE TRIKING AGAIN GWEN?>>HE’S TRIKING AGAIN BECAUSE
HE’S BROUGHT OUT OF RETIREMENT. WE SEE HIM AT THE BEGINNING OF
THE MOVIE, HE’S TEACHING AT THE SCHOOL, HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE
TEACHING THEM GEOGRAPHY BUT HE’S NOT. HE’S TEACHING ESPIONAGE. ESPIONAGE TECHNIQUES. BUT ANYWAY, WHAT HAPPENS IS
EXACTLY LIKE THE BEGINNING OF THE JAMES BOND MOVIE “SKYFALL,”
THERE IS A COMPUTER HACK OF BRITISH GOVERNMENT, AND ALL
BRITISH SPIES ARE COMPROMISED. THEIR IDENTITIES ARE EXPOSED,
AND OF COURSE, ALL THE SPIES ARE EXPOSED, THERE AREN’T ANY SPIES
TO GO AND FIND OUT WHO HAS EXPOSED THE SPIES. ( LAUGHTER )
SO THEY HAVE TO BRING SOMEONE– ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME? THIS IS– THIS IS PRETTY —
>>Stephen: I’M THERE, I’M THERE.>>THIS IS PRETTY HIGH —
>>Stephen: I CAN TASTE THE POPCORN.>>THIS IS PRETTY HIGHFALUTIN
STUFF.>>Stephen: SO THEY HAVE TO
GET A RETIRED SPY.>>THEY HAVE TO GET A RETIRED
SPY. WE THOUGHT OF THAT IDEA BEFORE
YOU DID, BUT, YES, YES.>>Stephen: I DON’T KNOW. I’LL SEE. I’LL SEE AND FIND OUT. ROWAN IT’S SO NICE TO MEET YOU.>>IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU.>>Stephen: “JOHNNY ENGLISH
STRIKES AGAIN” OPENS ON FRIDAY. ROWAN ATKINSON, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. I’M GOING TO COOK WITH THE
“BAREFOOT CONTESSA” INA GARTEN.

100 thoughts on “Rowan Atkinson Dusts Off An Old Comedy Bit

  1. it is unfathomable why Rowan Atkinson (RIP) was never knighted, or given the OBE.
    Anyway, look for season 4, Blackadder Goes Forth, the very last show.
    Have tissues ready.

  2. cut off, interrupted and shown out the door by a cook?!!!!!!! He was also an incredible speed car driver, he also did dramatic movies, and you cannot even tell he has a speech impediment!
    I hate what you and your program scheduler for that episode did to such a treasure!

  3. That is very awesome; with allot of talents he can make it through all shows in a whole year, until the day of his commandments will be amazed, satisfied, classifie, recieveable, standword, and everything else.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ
    (underrated)

  4. I think Stephen was really nervous during this interview – which probably explains why heโ€™s talking over him…

  5. This Movie came out, a week after my Dad died. This Movie managed to take my thoughts off of it for the first Time. Amazing Comedy

  6. It is odd seeing slapstick comedians like Rowan be slapstick and kinda retarded in movies be so normal in interviews. Really cool. He was hilarious in Rat Race lol.

  7. Obviously there is no chemistry between Stepan and Rawan.. Stephan hardly interacted with any joke and Rawan was trying hardly to be funny and add lfe to the interview

  8. Rowan is not only a VERY TALENTED actor but he is EXTREMELY FUNNY!!! I ABSOLUTELY RESPECT HIM in EVERYTHING from NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS , BLACKADDER SERIES JONNY ENGLISH TRILOGY amongst others SCOOBY-DOO & the GREATEST MR BEAN SERIES & FILMS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ & for others that are not aware of his talents. He is WELL KNOWN IN THE TRUCK RACING world & YES! He can drive. I mean REALLY DRIVE!!!! ( for those know what I mean) I love it when he does his weird & yet EXTREMELY FUNNY FACES only Rowan could pull off this. ROWAN YOUR A ABSOLUTE GENTLEMAN. & as for those who don't like him. GO BOIL YA HEAD IN ๐Ÿ’ฉ

  9. What a right load of laughs we can get from such a EXTREMELY TALENTED man as Rowan. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. It's HIGHLY ANNOYING when you only get only 7 mins of a interview rather than 20 or so mins.๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ‘Ž

  10. He is gentle life and come to Elizabeth Queen as an Australia, all is civilization causes they went to England, cause Darwin,Flores mary to Toraja, Elba brother and sister.

  11. I'd rather say, Rowan is a modern member of a species that Charlie Chaplin used to belong to. They can't be humans, Humans can't do that much unspeakably mind boggling commedy without saying a word. They are extraordinary human beings. My one of the fav international comedian.

  12. You Americans have such a romanticized view of the British. You think the Brits are about politeness , tea and scones. The reality is they destroyed half the world with their empire, and now they are racist brexiteers, and they are all about being drunk and embarrassing their flag with hooliganism. Nothing classy about them. The likes of Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie are exceptions, not the rule.

  13. This trend that the interview last for 5 min is annoying and disrespectfull.

    You can do that with kardashians and lil nigga…or wathever the new rappers are called

  14. I've only seen him doing comedy that even the thought of him doing a serious movies and interviews is kinda impossible

  15. Colbert is such an annoying left wing nut piece of shit. This man can't shut the fuck up and allow his guests to speak. It is just great that Mr. Bean is using an ex Bond girl for his spie movie, just brilliant.

  16. Iโ€™ve never heard this mans normal voice and I didnโ€™t believe he talked ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I remember him from when I was a kid and I just remembered and like him up

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