Popular comedian Bob Mortimer is best known as one half of the comedy double act Vic and Bob. His most notable works are Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Weekenders, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, and others. As of 2017, Bob Mortimer’s estimated net worth is currently 5 million dollars and we also know details about his wife.
In October 2015, Mortimer married his long-term girlfriend Lisa Matthews after 22 years of relationship. They have two sons together, Harry and Tom. What was behind this sudden decision? Mortimer married her just half an hour before serious heart surgery. His bypass works just fine but we guess this health problem made him to re-evaluate his life priorities.
Bob Mortimer was born on May 23th, 1959, in Acklam, England. He studied a Welfare Law at the university, participating in the punk movement and founding a band titled Dog Dirt during his studies. After moving to London, Mortimer started working as a Southwark Council’s solicitor, later opening his own private practice.
In 1986, he visited the Vic Reeves’ comedy show in Goldsmith’s Tavern and he was so impressed by his character, he approached him then. They started creating next show together and became good friends. Mortimer and Reeves also created a band titled Potter’s Wheel. In 1989, the duo made their first TV appearance. Their latest work included BBC sitcom House of Fools in 2013 and the live tour 25 Year of Reeves and Mortimer: The Poignant Moments in 2015. The first part of the tour had to be cancelled due to Mortimer’s triple bypass surgery.