Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Take a “Trip” With Michael Caine

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Take a "Trip" With Michael Caine (photo)

A great battle of great impressionists.

To promote their new series “The Trip,” a tour of English restaurants with comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, the BBC posted a brief snippet of the duo fighting over their impressions of Michael Caine. The results are epic (even if Brydon’s the clear winner):

Not the first time these two have faced off in a hilarious impersonation battle. Here’s Coogan and Brydon trying on a bunch of them (including Roger Moore and, yes, Michael Caine again), during the press tour for “Tristram Shandy”:

Speaking of “Tristram Shandy,” its director, Michael Winterbottom, is also the director of “The Trip.” Though it’s running as a six-part TV series in the UK, it played in one big chunk — “Carlos”-style, I guess, but with more references to “Batman Begins” — at the Toronto Film Festival and it’s been acquired for released in the United States by IFC Films.

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