Sometimes celebrities throw curve balls at you. Take Derren Brown, everyone's favourite magician and fan of The Master from Doctor Who. We're used to weirdness from him, but when he started speaking fluent German last season, I was staggered. Turns out he read German and Law at Bristol Uni. Impressive, huh?
This week, David Walliams took that a step further by swimming the Channel, raising nearly a half million pounds in the process, which was pretty awe-inspiring.
Now it's Rory Bremner's turn. He's decided he's going to translate a play by Bertolt Brecht so that it can be performed for kids at the Young Vic as part of their Big Brecht Fest (he came up with that particular pun himself).
Turns out as well that he's a dab hand at this kind of thing. A King's College language graduate, he's already translated French and German texts for the opera: in 1999 he worked on Weill's Silver Lake, and in 2001 Bizet's Carmen, both for performances at Wilton's Music Hall in London.
So they're rich, successful and talented. Curse them all!