Rowan Atkinson is one of the finest comedic actors
to ever grace a stage!
He is known more for his lesser roles as Mr. Bean
and Inspector Raymond Fowler in the BBC Television
series, The Thin Blue Line, but he is so much more
Anyone who has ever seen the Blackadder series
can vouch for his talents.
He can be a very physical actor, his Mr. Bean character
did very little talking, and a top notch cerebral one,
Edmund Blackadder being a superb example.
He’s as good as it gets, none better in my humble opinion.
This piece really shows what he can do with the darker
side of comedy… snark, disgust and irreverence all on
I love top play this sketch on the show, it works well
on both a visual and an audio only level.
One little bit of profanity at the beginning, not unlike
the words your mother would use when she gets up
in the middle of the night to eat the rest of the pot roast
and accidentally stubs her toe on the kitchen table…