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Vic ReevesVic Reeves
Jim Moir grew up in Darlington.

After stints as a pig farmer and factory inspector, he moved to London. As well as performing in bands, he also joined the alternative comedy circuit. The name Vic Reeves reportedly came from his favourite singers Vic Damone and Jim Reeves.

Vic Reeves Big Night Out began life as a regular Thursday night gig at Goldsmith’s Tavern.

Here he met Bob Mortimer, who soon joined the show, and his growing TV profile led to the Big Night Out getting a slot on the small screen. A small cult following soon became a phenomenon, and cries of 'You wouldn’t let it lie!' were heard across the nation.

From then on Reeves and Mortimer have gone on to release hit singles ('Dizzy', 'I'm A Believer'), redefine the sketch show (The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer), and turn the game show format on its head (Shooting Stars) with their surreal take on the world.



Links:
Shooting Stars on BBC CHOICE »»

  2002 Once Upon A Time In The Midlands (Film)
  2000 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV)
  1993 Shooting Stars (TV)
  1993 The Smell Of Reeves and Mortimer (TV)
  1990 Vic Reeves' Big Night Out (TV)

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