Bob returned to the stage with partner Vic Reeves for the first time in ten years, when in June 2008 they presented at BBC Comedy Presents. It took place at the Soho Revue Bar in London.
Bob featured in a Renault advertisement, where he ran off with Nicole, the star of the campaign, who had been set to marry his comedy partner Vic Reeves, in a scene reminiscent of The Graduate.
During his career as a practising solicitor, Bob got 70% of his 1500 clients acquitted.
Bob was once a member of a punk band called Dog Dirt.
In a poll of comedians and comedy insiders in 2005, to find the Comedians' Comedian, Bob and his comedy partner, Vic Reeves, came 9th
(on his lack of interest in books)
Bob: Other people just look so comfortable with a book in their hands - I never feel like that. I haven't put the work in and although I tell myself I should read more the truth is I've been saying that for 20 years …
(on the Jarvis Cocker vs. Michael Jackson incident at the 1996 Brit awards, where he was called in to help get Jarvis out of room where Michael Jackson's security were holding him.)
Bob: Eventually the police had to pretend to arrest Jarvis so that they could get him out, when we got back to the police station they let us go. So that's where the 'Free Jarvis' campaign started.
(on "Catterick", written with his long-time writing partner Vic Reeves)
Bob: We've never written anything like this before, it's a comedy drama but it's very dark in some parts and in others it's part musical.
(on filming "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)")
Bob: We don't hit each other with pans and bicker. It's just acting without punchlines.
(on making a living from comedy)
Bob: What a great way to earn money – throwing jokes at each other across the living room. I was a solicitor once, so I'm truly grateful because I know what it's like to have a proper job.
(on the fight-scenes in Series 2 of "Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased".)
Bob Mortimer: There's a good fight in the episode with Derek Jacobi, when none of us can feel any pain. There's this really big actress and Milly [Emilia Fox] trading punches – fantastic, really vicious – and in the background is Dervla Kirwan having an orgasm on a sex machine. In the middle of the jungle.
(on switching from their usual format to "Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased.")
Bob Mortimer: We've tended to get bored of stuff we'd done after two seasons. So it's just another challenge to keep us alert.