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.