Goose: ‘The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny? Richard Madeley’

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The funniest standup I’ve ever seen …

Adam Drake The first time I saw Lolly Adefope do her character Gemma.
Ben Rowse The first ever Horne Section in Edinburgh in 2010, with Mark Watson singing about bouncy castles and Tim Key trying to get “Laura Red-door”’s email address.

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The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen …

Adam Lazy Susan’s Whimsical French Woman, Written By a Man Who’s Never Met a Woman.

The funniest book I’ve ever read …

Adam No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July.
Ben Tim Key’s new book about lockdown. Very funny but also surprisingly sad. Kept thinking about GCSE historians getting it as a “source” in their exams when they study the pandemic. Made me want to do an exam it was that good.

The funniest person I know …

Adam Close tie between Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Al Roberts.
Ben It really does have to be Kiri. Unlucky, Al.

The funniest heckle I’ve ever had …

Ben Someone once left us a Post-it note after a gig that said: “My friend Marianne liked it and I really trust her.”

The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned …

Ben I once wore a weird Victorian vest that I couldn’t take off for three days and had to cut myself out of.

The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten …

Adam I once tried to make vegan brownies with [comedy trio] Gein’s Family Giftshop and had a breakdown in Tesco looking for adzuki beans.

The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had …

Adam I grew my hair out at school and was a rake away from Sideshow Bob.

The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny …

Adam Richard Madeley.
Ben When he promoted his novel on Radio 2 he said: “In all my books I have a sense of time.”

Goose perform at Pleasance Theatre, N7, 25 July

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