You may remember that when Hamish Blake and Andy Lee announced late last year that 2017 would be their last year on radio, no one was even remotely okay.
You see, people who listen to Hamish and Andy love Hamish and Andy. They know Andy hates his birthday so therefore begin every call to the show by wishing him a Happy Birthday. They know that the producer of the show, Cacklin’ Jack, is building his house from scratch, which will never end well because Jack happens to know precisely nothing about building or houses. They know Hamish is fast and loose, while Andy becomes very upset by disruptions to order and efficiency. And they know that no other radio show is quite so ridiculous, quite so original, and quite so funny.
So when we learnt they were leaving to move more into television, we were quite frankly heartbroken.
Listen: Clare Stephens and Laura Brodnik on Hamish and Andy’s True Story. Post continues after audio.
Yes, they’re equally talented on screen, but there’s something about the… intimacy of listening to your two
best friends favourite radio hosts every single weekday for years and years that TV can’t compete with.
But hush now, because this week Andy Lee made a public statement that he and Hamish will be releasing a podcast series for 2018 and 2019.
Because, well, love is a GODDAMN coconut.
If we wrote a song in 10min & gave it to one of Australia’s best performers could he convince a room full of radio execs its his nxt single? pic.twitter.com/mL2lzigxEl
— Hamish & Andy (@hamishandandy) October 20, 2017