However, the love wasn’t as unanimously felt by their comedian peers at the inception of their career in 2004. Especially by Wil Anderson, who at the time was co-hosting the ABC comedy talk-show, The Glass House, with Corinne Grant and Dave Hughes.
You see, 21-year-old Hamish and Andy were cast alongside Andrew O’Keefe, Chris Lilley and Kate McCartney in a Channel 7 sketch comedy show called Big Bite. It was then renamed to Hamish & Andy, a move which allegedly angered Australia’s more established comedians.
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Appearing on Anderson’s podcast Wilosophy this week, Lee, 38, candidly discussed the “awful experience,” which led to a long-running feud with the former Gruen Transfer host.
“I want to raise something with you which is pretty confronting,” began Lee. “Hamish and I didn’t like you for a very, very, long time.”
“As 21-year-olds in our first gig, to step out and see everyone in there looking at you going, ‘You’ve just stolen our f***ing show’, we tried to talk to people, and it turned into a train wreck,” he continued.
“What was the hard thing for Hamish and I, at the time, was we were really trying, and then the shows that I loved and listened to, I was becoming a regular punchline on.”
Explaining his side of the situation, Anderson apologised for his actions, stating that he knew he had “behaved like a di**head”.
“There was a whole bunch of people who you guys had been foisted upon,” he replied.
“You guys were young, and you were put into a show where I knew a whole bunch of people who were involved in the show, and some of them were not happy that these two young people had been thrown into this show, so I was getting a lot of stories.”
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Our analogue currency has been minted, and they’re every bit as special as we imagined. The silver One Coin coin is worth 1 BitCoin, and the gold Eight Coin coin is 8 BitCoin. So that’s a whopping $92,700 of Official Hamish & Andy analogue currency we’re each holding there! Coins will be coined out to coin worthy podcasters cointinuously throughout the year. Good luck!