Robert Webb on 'How Not To Be A Boy' in Conversation with Jordan Stephens
Peep Show’s Robert Webb is joined by Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks, to discuss Robert’s autobiography How Not To Be A Boy and why the concept of masculinity and manhood needs a radical redefinition.
Robert Webb has been a male for his whole life. As such, he has been a boy in a world of fighting, pointless posturing, and the insistence that he stop crying. As an adult, he has enjoyed better luck, both in his work as half of Mitchell & Webb in the award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimed Peep Show.
Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, he considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life. Robert lives in London with his wife and daughters, where he continues trying to be funny and to fumble beyond general expectations of manhood.