Posts Tagged ‘Monty Python’

London Calling

13Mar18

In the latest episode of my show for America, part 2 of my chat with British satirist Tony Hendra. He lives in New York and talks about alcohol, his amazing life and work, which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He explains how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase and […]


London Calling

08Feb18

In the latest episode of my show for America, Tony Hendra the English writer and actor, talks about how he went from wanting to be a monk to becoming a satirist, working with Graham Chapman from Monty Python, moving to America in the 60s, opening for Lenny Bruce, appearing on the Ed Sullivan show and […]


I got to talk to the satirist, actor and writer Tony Hendra about his amazing life and work which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He talks about how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase, working on This Is Spinal Tap and how he started out wanting to be a […]


On the flight back from Chicago, I edited together some of my favourite bits from BOB fm this year. I hope some of your favourites are on here too. There’s the naked contestant, the electronic mutiny, when life imitates Monty Python in the prison service, our Nazi Queen, the smell of fake leather, random acts […]


At the beginning of a new month, I go back and listen to what I was doing on BOB fm in the month before. In July I told you why Morrissey is a wimp, heard about a holiday from hell, talked to someone who was caught out on camera, had a naked contestant, an electronic mutiny, […]


Here’s what commercial radio can learn from Monty Python. In “The Argument Sketch”, Michael Palin walks into an office and says to John Cleese, “Is this the right room for an argument?”. Cleese replies, “Look, I’ve told you once!” and an argument begins. The “argument” soon breaks down into an exchange of, “Oh yes I […]