The funniest thing Robin Ince
The standup and Infinite Monkey Cage podcaster on the things that make him laugh the most
The funniest standup I’ve ever seen
This is a tie between Brian Gittins’s manic attempt at musical chairs at the Green Man festival and Joanna Neary’s performance as a very nervous woman attempting to give a lecture on the use of sex toys. She’s an underrated genius.
The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen
The Jesus v Satan sketch from Big Train.
The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen
A tie between The Young Ones and Man Down. Ah, the crazed delight of Rik Mayall.
The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten
Sharing a bag of peanuts with Bridget Christie and Caroline Mabey at the Machynlleth festival was a good night and discussing the best zombie v shark scene over a vegetarian lasagne with Graeme Garden and AL Kennedy in Laugharne was memorable.
The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had
My hair most mornings.
The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny
I think we are in a simulated universe that has been deliberately positioned as a spoof so it’s all meant to be funny even if some of it is tragic.
The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned
I had a cream jumper with an image of Charlie Chaplin knitted into it that was two sizes too small.
The funniest number
Brian Cox [Ince’s Infinite Monkey Cage copresenter] does not allow me to find numbers funny as he believes mathematics must be treated with the utmost respect. The most I am allowed is: binary 1000010.
The funniest film I’ve ever seen
Laurel and Hardy’s County Hospital, best watched sat next to Johnny Vegas as I was fortunate to do last year. Breathless and sodden eyed.
The funniest heckle I’ve ever had
Not a verbal heckle, but being charged at by a man dressed as a Klingon was interesting
Robin Ince is in Kingston upon Thames, Sun; York, Mon; Leeds, Tue; Nottingham, Thu, Birmingham, Fri; touring to 8 Dec