The fun­ni­est thing Robin Ince

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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

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