Lightweight Elis, A Venn Diagram and More 50ps Than You Can Possibly Imagine
Show broadcast on 21 March 2015
Well they came close, but the boys couldn't quite win at the Chortle Awards. Actually, that's not strictly true, as John will explain. Regardless, pints were drunk, rum was quaffed, and Elis was recorded inebriated in a taxi. Plus Elis and John have got a special Email of the Species for you, alongside more A Robins Amongst The Pigeons and of course Winner Plays On.
John's introduction of Elis
"To my right is the author of 'The Lightweight's Guide to Hangovers'. "
Conversations and riffs
It was the Chortle Awards this week and while the show unfortunately did not win in its category, Ol' Johnny Robins did win the Best Compère award and a great night was had by all. Particularly by Elis James who made the most of a rare night out since becoming a father and was a little worse-for-wear in the taxi ride home. Luckily, John recorded the conversation on his phone so that some of it could be broadcast on digital radio.
John has decided that if he a billion 50p pieces he would store them in an underground grain silo. This leads on to a great question: would you rather have £100,000 put into your bank account tax-free or £1 million in 50p pieces that you can only store and spend in that format?
The closest John ever got to the experience of being on drugs was when he got sunstroke while travelling in Sumatra and hallucinated.
Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.
Examples of sore losers.
A listener calls the show with a problem.
Children keep leaving marmalade for Paddington Bear outside Tom's house.
A Robins Amongst the Pigeons
John reads aloud from his autobiography.
Chapter 19: The House that Joke Built (Part Two). John moves in to a house share with the three rising stars of Bristol comedy.
Winner Plays On
Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.
The books of Roald Dahl (John) v Adidas (Elis). Tie 4-4. Tiebreaker: how many calories in an average banana? John wins.