I sidled up to John Wilkinson and asked him nonchalantly if he fancied the birthday trip to The Wrath of Khan. He said yes! This was a tremendous leap forward for my social confidence, not to mention the glamor of the guest list. It’s how Ricky Gervais must have felt when Ben Stiller agreed to appear on Extras. Off we went to the cinema. Then back to my house for tea. I asked John Wilkinson, the guest of honor, to sit next to me pointedly distancing myself from my less popular closer friends. Soon, I wouldn’t need them. It’s how Ricky Gervais must feel when he sees Robin Ince.
–David Mitchell, Back Story