September 28, 2021
Hamish Blake needs no introduction.
So, we won’t give him one.
Part A discusses getting into comedy, bombing and learning from failure and who/ what is the real Hamish. We talk about Hamish and Andy and sustaining a personal and professional relationship. And their trip into Afghanistan.
Intelligence Summary (INTSUM)
00:00 Hamish proves that he’s as bad as Ben and Tim on recording.
01:00 Why we are on a last name basis
03:30 How did Hamish get to be the Hamish he is today?
06:55 Breaking into comedy….. what was Hamish’s dream job?
08:30 How confronting is stand-up comedy?
10:55 The importance of bombing… and perspective.
13:40 The original Hamish and Andy Show- bombed. How do you come back from that?
17:50 Learning and adapting from sucking.
20:00 Hamish + Andy. How do you sustain social and professional over an extended period?
26:30 How many personalities can you juggle-including the public persona.
31:45 When role and identity collides = ‘issues’
34:40 Hamish and Andy head to Afghanistan- why?
40:05 The non-alcoholic beer challenge in Afghanistan (not endorsed by us!).
43:00 The Paddle Pop challenge (not endorsed by us!).
44:20 And other food challenges.
47:50 Taking us own with Hamish as a non-battle casualty (NBCAS) in Afghanistan.
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