I’m not entirely sure when I started recognizing Steve Coogan but it didn’t take too long for me to become a fan. He’s the swiss army knife of comedians, capable of playing over the top roles; playing himself; playing more subtle, deadpan type roles; writing; voiceover work; just about anything that might be asked of him for the sake of humor. Today is Steve Coogan’s birthday. To honor one of my favorite British comics, here’s a collection of some of my favorite Coogan clips. Enjoy!
It’s only fitting to begin here:
Here he is again as Alan Partridge, interviewing a “transsexual Playboy columnist” (played by Minnie Driver):
Doing a Stephen Hawking impersonation in his recent travelogue comedy with Rob Brydon, The Trip:
Embedding is disabled but one of the first times I remember seeing Coogan was in Jim Jarmusch’s quirky film, Coffee and Cigarettes. Coogan was great with Alfred Molina and you can find the clip here.
A few highlights from Hamlet 2:
Some outtakes from his relatively brief appearance in Hot Fuzz:
Again, as Alan Partridge (this time from I’m Alan Partridge) visiting Paris: