Bill Bailey is Merlin

Bill Bailey is a great comedian who is famous for his stand up routine and as put upon Manny in Black Books. If you even find it on DVD or television his “Part Troll” performance is an excellent watch and excellent laugh (though it is impossible to remember one joke). However in his routine he makes fun of people who make fun of him that say he looks like some kind of wizard. At first I thought it was just some self depreciating technique to gain the sympathy of the crowd. However as I was out wandering wikipedia during the week I came across the picture of Merlin as played by Nicol Williamson in John Boorman‘s movie Excaliber. Isn’t the resemblance uncanny.