Ever wonder what your favorite Britcom stars of yesteryear are doing these days? Well, you’re in luck if you’ve always wondered what the shorter Ronnie of The Two Ronnies is doing since the ‘good old days’ of classic British comedy. You may or may not remember Ronnie Corbett as the master of those priceless monologues delivered straight to camera each week. If not, you need to check some out. They are classic. If you know of Ronnie Corbett and are a fan, you no doubt know of his lifelong love of being in the kitchen.
Fast forward to the 21st century where if you love food AND British comedy, we’ve got something of a perfect storm for your television viewing pleasure. For those with access to the UK digital channel, Good Food, you can see the premiere of Ronnie Corbett’s Supper Club with special guest, Rob Brydon (Supernova, Gavin and Stacey, Rob Brydon Show). Billed as ‘part chat, part cookery, but a lot of fun’, the show plays upon Corbett’s fond memories and love of food and the kitchen. You might think his fondest memories center around his early days on The Frost Report where he spent time with the likes of John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman or his years of working in tandem with the great Ronnie Barker. Corbett, himself, will say some of his favorite memories, especially of food, come from his childhood and “Mum’s Sunday pot roast lunches“.
To this day, I think one of his personal highlight achievements must have been when he was a guest on Gordon Ramsay’s F Word where he challenged Chef Ramsay to a cook-off. No spoiler alert here, you’ll have to watch to see who wins. Insert a “strong language word of warning” here, the show is titled Gordon Ramsay’s F Word, after all.