Here’s a selection of sketches from BBC Two 2000 sketch show Bruiser.
If you need to see the value of sketch shows, just look at the number of careers that this show helped develop, both in front of, and behind the camera.
But that’s not why we’re here.
Does anyone know who wrote the IT Guy sketches? I’m presuming it was Matthew Holness himself, but it clearly made an impression on fellow writer Ricky Gervais, because you’ll recognise this from The Office.
Interesting how ideas develop in different ways. Here’s how the US version of the show presented (one of) their IT guys.