GRAHAM Norton is back on telly tonight with a stellar line-up of celeb guests on his sofa including David Schwimmer and Mark Ruffalo.
The Irish funnyman will also be chatting with actress Tamsin Greig and Alicia Keys performs her new single Underdog.
Who is on The Graham Norton Show tonight?
David’s co-star and comedian Nick Mohammed also joins the gang on the sofa and Alicia Keys belts out her knew song before discussing her new album and book.
Avengers star Mark, talks about his new movie Dark Waters, which tells the story of the DuPont chemical scandal and tells Graham: “I read an article in the New York Times Magazine and the breadth and the depth of the deception were so astonishing to me and the fact I was reading about it in a supplement instead of the headline of every single major newspaper in the world, I thought, ‘This has got to be a movie and people have got to know what’s happened.”
When asked about Robert Bilott, the real-life lawyer he portrays in the film, Mark says, “He is the most beautiful, heroic and generous guy who did great service for all of us.”
Other guest Nick Mohammed, who admits to never having seen any of the Marvel films, asks Mark if Avengers: Endgame is the last one.
And Mark, who has a reputation for revealing movie spoilers, says: “I don’t know.”
After covering his mouth in an attempt to stop himself saying anything more, he adds: “Who knows really?” It is supposed to be over and that was supposed to be the end.”
David, talks about the continued popularity of Friends 15 years after the last episode was made.
He reveals: “The whole cast is surprised and also overjoyed that the show is still finding an audience and that younger generations are finding something fun about it.”
Asked about being cast in Sky’s new series Intelligence, which is created and written by co-star Nick Mohammed who joins him on the sofa, says: “I am a huge fan of British comedy.
“Since I was a boy I have watched as much as I can going way back to Monty Python and Clouseau. I don’t feel there’s a huge difference between American comedy and British comedy because I guess I am more attracted to characters driven comedy in a funny situation. I love physical comedy and the British are great at that.”
British comedian, actor and writer Nick, talking about Intelligence – a six-part comedy series coming to Sky One – says, “It’s set in GCHQ, which is a slightly less sexy version of MI5 and MI6 as they are portrayed in films.
“The fascination about the place is that it is shrouded in mystery and so you have artistic licence to blend the truth and create your own world.”
We discover Nick used to be professional magician and astounds Mark and David, and slightly annoys Tamsin, with an impressive card trick.
Episodes actress Tamsin admits she’s never watched Friends and reveals: “I have an admission. When I was sent the script for the first series of Episodes and it mentioned Matt LeBlanc, I did have to Google him!
“Then I was asked all the time, What it was like to kiss him?’ and said at a press thing, ‘Why is no one running up to Matt LeBlanc asking, ‘What is it like to kiss Tamsin Greig?’ So, a journalist did, and like that without thinking, Matt said, “Surprisingly sexy.’”
Adding jokingly: “It sort of sums him up – encouraging and rude!”
When is The Graham Norton Show on BBC One?
The popular chat show is on TONIGHT (Friday, February 7) on BBC One at 10.35pm.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the show sees each of the guests sat on the famous red sofa enjoying a glass of vino with funnyman Graham.
You can catch up on previous episodes for free on BBC iPlayer.