David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb. The duo starred 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 also 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.
In 2013, the duo starred in the short-lived Ambassadors. Mitchell also starred as Owen in Think the Unthinkable. He currently hosts the BBC Radio 4 panel game The Unbelievable Truth (2007–), stars in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Back (2017–) alongside Robert Webb, and the critically acclaimed Ben Elton-penned BBC Two historical comedy Upstart Crow (2016–).
Mitchell is a frequent participant on British panel shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, and the former host of The Bubble and Was It Something I Said?, as well as a frequent guest on other panel shows, including QI, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Have I Got News for You. He was also a co-host of the comedy news programme 10 O’Clock Live. As a writer, Mitchell regularly contributes comment articles to The Observer and The Guardian.