David Schwimmer rates Schofe's Friends laugh: 'Genuinely moving'
Friends superstar David Schwimmer is getting back to his comedy roots in the new Sky series Intelligence.
He’ll be there for us alongside his co-star and comedian Nick Mohammed to tell us all about it as well as answering that all-important question... what does he think of our Phillip's famous laugh, which featured in the background of Friends?
Introducing the premise of Intelligence, Nick explained, "It's a workplace sitcom, so it's set in GCHG which is the government's intelligence headquarters. It's about the very human side of any kind of office environment, but it's got this backdrop of national security.
"Within that we've got David's character coming in as an NSA agent, who is quite maverick, quite brash."
David continued, "He assumes that he, being American, does everything better, and owns every room he walks into. He's the kind of guy who, whatever he lacks in actual experience, he makes up in confidence. So he's this brash, arrogant, entitled, narcissist who's very patriotic, although he's never been out of America until now."
David revealed how much he'd enjoyed making the show, "It's the kind of comedy I dream of making, it's been an absolute pleasure because Nick, not only is he a truly gifted writer, so the lines are really delicious and funny in themselves, but it's true character-driven comedy, true situation comedy, plus great physical comedy all in one show. We've just been having a blast."
Moving on to Friends, Phillip played David and Nick a clip of the sitcom which clearly features his laugh in the background (The One Where Monica and Richard are Friends).
David's verdict? "Well done. That was genuinely moving. That was 'wow'."
David went on to reveal that his mum's laugh could also be heard in certain episodes, "My parents live in LA where we shot the show, occasionally they'd come to see a show. And my mum has a very distinctive - like you - a very distinctive laugh, and so it wasn't until later when someone would bring it to my attention - like my sister would say, 'Do you hear Mum in the back of that?!'"