Tim Renkow: ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide made me crash my wheelchair into a ditch’

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The funniest standup I’ve ever seen …

Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth. I mean that’s not the real answer for a comedian. For a comedian, the funniest standup you can see is always going to be watching a good friend die on stage.

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The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen …

The Universe I, II & III from Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. Really, anything Tim and Eric do.

The funniest book I’ve ever read …

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I was listening to the audiobook and I crashed my wheelchair into a ditch because I was laughing so hard.

The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen …

The Golden Girls.

The funniest person I know …

Me! I’m not going to give anyone else the crown.

The funniest heckle I’ve ever had …

Somebody told me they wanted to kill me because I had a beard. I suggested that they should try shaving me first. It’s just so much easier than murder.

The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned …

A hoodie completely covered in Nicolas Cage faces. My wife hates it which makes it even funnier.

The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten …

When I was little my family went out for Indian food. When the bill came, instead of giving us each one mint the waiter dumped what must have been a week’s supply on the table, screaming: “Do you like mints? Take all the mints,” all the time making intense eye contact with the owner. It was great. Looking back I think the waiter was trying to get fired.

The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had …

I mean, I’m going bald, that’s pretty funny. It’s funny. I’m not crying.

The funniest dream I’ve ever had …

Funny dreams? I wish I had funny dreams. I have funny nightmares. If I had funny dreams I wouldn’t need to do comedy

The funniest number …

Pi, the seventh decimal point. Not the eighth! The eighth is just depressing.

The funniest word …

Lugubrious.

The funniest joke I’ve ever heard …

Norm McDonald’s Moth joke on Conan.

Series two of Jerk is on BBC Three from Sun 1 August

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