Despite the famous saying, it seems that three is not always the magic number. Especially when you’re in radio.
Speaking to Craig Bruce on the Game changers: Radio podcast, comedian and radio powerhouse Hamish Blake revealed he and comedic co-star Andy Lee were actually a trio at one time in their early career.
Giving Bruce “the quick family tree,” Blake explained that he went to school with comedy writer Ryan Shelton, and met Jules Lund and Sam Cavanagh (the long-time producer of Hamish and Andy) shortly after.
From there, the 34-year-old went on to meet Andy Lee at university.
Hamish and Andy on the People's Cruise. Source: Instagram.
“In the first year of knowing each other, we started doing community radio. Me, Ryan and Andy at SYN FM in Melbourne," the father-of-one explained. "We had no idea what we were doing, just winging it ... at the most we knew we had a vague interest in comedy and that’s it.”
While working at SYN FM, Lund won a competition to work at Fox FM and mentioned he had a trio of friends working in community radio. Invited in to record a demo, the trio quickly impressed Bruce (who was working at Fox at the time).