For The Real Fans & A Cider Prediction
Show broadcast on 1 August 2015
Excuses you've given for skiving off this week, plus Elis & John appear in a newspaper article about comedian couples (not with each other). John's off to Edinburgh next week, so Elis says his goodbyes, and we've got the usual Textual Healing, Winner Plays On, Email Of The Species and Humble Brag Of The Week. And on top of all this, be prepared for the return of Mellor.
John's introduction of Elis
"To my left is leading Battle of Ceredigion re-enactment enthusiast. "
Conversations and riffs
Elis and John open the show a little distracted as they were thrown a curveball shortly before going on air: The Independent has published an online article on couples in comedy, featuring both Elis and John and their respective girlfriends, and the photos of the couples they've used are rather amusing. John also refutes the article's suggestion that John has a low sex drive - it's a NORMAL sex drive.
As John is heading off to Edinburgh soon to do his show at the festival, Elis has bought him two good luck presents that cover his love of cricket, depression and farthings.
In Pret-a-Manger, David Mellor has come up with a sneaky way to jump the queue.
Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.
The best excuses for missing work.
A listener calls the show with a problem.
Pete thought his best friend (also Pete) was splitting up with his girlfriend and admitted he didn't like her and said she stinks. He later found out they got engaged.
More examples of that scourge of social media, the humblebrag.
Had to ask people to stop recommending your show because you want the real fans to be able to get tickets.
Winner Plays On
Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.
The Ashes 1981 to the present day (John) v Arthur Horner, the communist trade unionist (Elis). Elis wins 3-0.