Mem­o­ries of Mel - a gen­uinely good bloke

Let's Talk - - INTERVIEW -

Where Was I? fol­lows the suc­cess­ful tour of Jones and Smith last year – Griff’s one-man, stand-up and story show about the late Mel Smith, his un­timely death, their re­la­tion­ship and the on­set of age­ing. Griff says: “I put to­gether a sort of memo­rial for Mel and I got up and in­tro­duced var­i­ous old friends who talked about Mel and told some very funny sto­ries. But most of the sto­ries were about Griff run­ning around be­ing neu­rotic and Mel sit­ting in his chair, smok­ing his cigar and watch­ing him, chuck­ling away. “And that’s what Mel was like. He was very easy­go­ing about things. He never got ag­i­tated about things – and as a re­sult was a very com­fort­ing and good bloke to work with. We stayed to­gether be­cause the same things made us laugh.”

Re­mem­ber­ing the funny days of Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones.

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