‘Write This’ by Mitchell and Webb

Watch the famous Mitchell and Webb sketch “Write This.”

mitchell-webb-write-thisI think every writer has heard this from an editor at least once, and it has made them want to punch something. This is a sketch called “Write This” from the British comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, and in it a dolt of an editor tells a creative writer that his ideas are awful, and the predictable happens.


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.

  • Molly Dugger Brennan

    Absolutely brilliant! Loved this and it made me feel so much better about directions/suggestions I have gotten in the past for some of my writing.

  • I know. It’s a sketch, but it rings so true, right? I especially love how passive the writer is. That’s what makes it work.