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Episode 59

Elis' Two Jumpers in Barcelona, Ill Elis, Elis Excluded. It's an Elis-Fest.

Show broadcast on 28 March 2015

It's all Elis this week. He made it to the studio despite debilitating illness, and John cheered him up by forgetting to include him in a fantasy comedy festival line-up. Alongside your own tales of being left out, we also heard about Elis skiing, Elis in Barcelona and Elis reaching puberty. Plus Winner Plays On, Email Of The Species, Textual Healing, and the conclusion of the double-cliffhanger A Robins Amongst The Pigeons.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is Wales' answer to Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, it's Elis 'The Tit' James. "

Conversations and riffs

Elis is ill. John has already had the bug but got over it in three days. Elis: "Oh yeah, because John's great and his immune system went to Oxford." Elis went on a stag do to Barcelona with this illness then realised how sick he was and came home. He was so feverish he wore two jumpers then had to take both off.

Elis starts telling a story about being told off by the instructor on his first skiing trip then gets zinged with the 'Anecdote and a Punchline' sting. Elis: "Oh you nasty little... cube".

John provided a list of his top stand-up comedy acts to a magazine but Elis did not feature.

Find out how early or late John and Elis went through puberty.

Text-in topic

Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.

Times when you've excluded someone or been excluded by others.

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Bill from Dartmouth / Dartford / Deptford has three obscure problems for the guys to choose from. They opt for 'surfeit of meat'.

A Robins Amongst the Pigeons

John reads aloud from his autobiography.

Chapter 20: The House that Joke Built (Part Three). John loses the summer of 2006 to the Goldeneye video game. His housemates are more successful than he is but he's fine with that. After two years off the booze, he falls off the wagon and becomes more fun / irritating to live with, leading to the eventual parting of ways with his housemates.

Winner Plays On

Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.

The books of Roald Dahl (John) v Joe Calzaghe (Elis). John wins 2-0. However, John had mistakenly provided questions on the Italian meal calzone so Prod D intervenes and awards the win to Elis.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

Jeremy Vine tackled the pressing, cutting edge issue of whether you need a website and, if so, what do you call it and what do you put on it?

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