Hamish Blake can make any awkward situation funny, and any funny situation hilarious.
The 35-year-old is currently on radio hiatus, and that’s not okay.
The Hamish and Andy hiatus is entering its third consecutive month – partly because the boys are filming for an upcoming TV show, and partly because their radio careers are so bloody successful they can take off as much time as they want.
Christmas holidays from November to March? Yes. Pls.
Listen: Jessie Stephens goes behind-the-scenes to discover how The Hamish and Andy Show is REALLY made. Post continues after audio…
Without their live daily injections of joy and humour in my life, I’ve been doing some digging – DEEP digging – into their extraordinary back-catalogue of radio shows dating back to 2008.
I’m currently in a 2011-shaped hole: listening, watching, re-living everything Hamish and Andy did during that year. A lot of it I remember hearing back then – I’m a fan from way back – but had forgotten about…
Segments like 'Random John' - a weekly game in which Hamish and Andy place a call to a random number... and hope it's a bloke named John (that's literally the entire segment); the 'Steven Seagal energy drink saga' - a quest to hold Seagal accountable for two slabs of his discontinued 'Lightning Bolt' energy drink which Hamish paid for, but never received; and 'Jazz Chat' - a wafting, unintellectual conversation that transforms into something slightly more highbrow with the addition of some light jazz.