Robert Darren Popper is a British comedy producer, writer, actor, and author. He is best known as co-creator of the mock BBC documentary Look Around You, and creator of Channel 4's sitcom Friday Night Dinner.
An experiment was performed in which the co-creator of Look Around You, creator and writer of Friday Night Dinner, former commissioning editor for CH4 and expert Timewaster Robert Popper was subjected to an interview.  We talk about FND and why it has become Robert’s best known work, his experience with death threats in the South Park writers room, and how he and Peter Serafinowicz rolled on the floor crying with laughter at “...thants”. Make a note in your copy books now…30 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Robert on his one big disagreement with the writers of Peep Show whilst working as series producer, as well as some delicious insight into the world of The Timewaster Letters, and a hilarious toolkit for your own frivolous phonecalls…  Join the Insiders Club now at for all this and much much GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at 8pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!10 members of the public join Stu for an hour of brilliant comedy, music and variety with amazing guests, interactive games and big laughs.  (Previous guests include Sindhu Vee, Desiree Burch, Phil Ellis and Rob Rouse, and a guy called Ian who often climbs into his own wardrobe)www.infinitesofa.comPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTJoin Stu Goldsmith for a one-to-one coaching session about your comedy career or personal project.  These aren’t joke-writing sessions, more of a sort of micro-ComCom mentoring experience, to identify how you might be getting in the way of your own creativity and offer some solutions!“Thank you so much for what was an incredibly productive, useful and thought provoking working lunch/therapy session” - Ben Milden“Stu instantly put any nerves I had at bay, we spoke about many aspects of comedy and I found it be really beneficial, if you’re considering trying one of these sessions don’t hesitate! 10/10” - Jon MeehanGo to and book your one-to-one with Stu now!  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Writer Robert Popper (Friday Night Dinner, Look Around You) shares his love for a definitive slice of a definitive sitcom, the Hotel Inspectors episode of Fawlty Towers.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Brilliant comedy writer Robert Popper joins Dan to talk about how he got in to writing for South Park, Look Around You and Friday Night Dinner.
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Creator Details

Nov 23rd, 1967
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 hours, 17 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 613817