David James Stuart Mitchell (born July 14, 1974) is a British actor, comedian and writer.
He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb, whom he met at Cambridge University. There they were both part of the Cambridge Footlights, of which Mitchell became President. Together the duo star in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show in which Mitchell plays Mark Corrigan. Mitchell won the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for his performance in the show. The duo have written and starred in several sketch shows including Bruiser, The Mitchell and Webb Situation, That Mitchell and Webb Sound and most recently That Mitchell and Webb Look. Mitchell and Webb also starred in the UK version of Apple’s Get a Mac advertisement campaign. Their first film Magicians was released in 2007.
On his own, Mitchell is a frequent participant on British panel shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, host of The Bubble, and a regular guest on other panel shows, including QI, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. He also hosts the television panel game Was It Something I Said?, the radio show The Unbelievable Truth and the comedy news program 10 O’Clock Live. As a writer, Mitchell regularly contributes comment articles to The Observer and The Guardian.