Richard Herring teams up with an 128 year-old, 'handsy', ventriloquist doll made by his great-grandad to review the day’s newspapers in an attempt to put to rest the ghosts of old and failed double acts he’s been in. It’s a format that I am sure you’ve seen before, but hopefully we can give it a fresh spin. Unprepared and unrehearsed, Ally and Herring have no idea what the other one is about to say and as long as the offensive stuff is said by the dummy then no one can touch us. But which one’s the dummy?
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Episode 47 - Dragon Boneman Versus Fluffy Rabbit
A surprise guest leads to an impromptu promo for Twitch Of Fun and I think you will all be able to tell who the funny one is in the family. It's a very weary Twitch Of Fun tonight, that nearly didn't happen, but Richard couldn't bear to think of all those excited grown adults celebrating their birthdays not getting their donkey kicks. We're asked to imagine a lot in this episode which is insensitive given everyone involved suffers from aphantasia, but there's some questions asked by Prince Andrew that we should all be asking and a question asked that isn'e even a question. Plus deadly sprinkles, not panicking, overthrow of the political system and what the Queen wants to eat with every meal. Sit on it, you malodorous ragamuffins.
Episode 46 - Four Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirteenth
Richard has discovered where he stands in the Twitch firmament of stars and it's not great news. Perhaps he is too tired to perform today, but Ally comes to the rescue with a song, a merry quip and a disgusting thing he'd like to do to your mum. What does Right Bollock have in common with Boris Johnson? Who endorses the malaria vaccine? Is a dog the antidote for a cat? Should you ever apologise for a joke? Which teacher would Richard like to have sex with? This and much (but not that much) more on tonight's amazing show.
Episode 45 - Technical Difficulties
This very special Twitch of Fun is recorded over two nights as the first one went a bit wrong, but it was worth the 24 hour wait to see the gold that the puppets would come up with. Richard is weak, as usual, but is pulled towards comedy by his pretend friends whilst debating the petrol crisis, men who say it's not all men, Starmer's supporters going against what he wanted and the immortalisation of Kevin Costner in song. Plus Right Bollock's BAFTA plan and Prince Andrew's banana preference. And remember you can buy Richard's new book and audiobook wherever you get your stuff from. Don't give it to Ian Amazon until he comes up with a better robot.
Episode 44 - No Sweat!
TOF #44 No Sweat! - There's technical difficulties aplenty tonight, but Richard Herring is, or at least once was, a professional and he soldiers on. The cast discuss Boris Johnson referencing the Muppets, a time traveller from 2027 and whether talking to puppets is a sign of midlife breakdown. Plus Prince Andrew comes up with a new catchphrase that you will be astounded took him over a year to discover and Right Bollock finds a home in the crook of Richard's real arm. Plus a bit of a surprise from the King of the Universe. Some of the show is not shit.
Episode 43 - Just How Much I Missed You
Series 3, Episode 1 - Just How Much I Missed You. It's been away for the summer, but like a cold snap (did somebody say "cold snatch"?) it's back. With the same old jokes/characters/catchphrases and some new old ones. The team speculate on how the new Abba songs might sound and discuss the Chattanooga Choo Choo, bacon with nipples and pig faced sharks. Prince Andrew talks about his quiet summer. Right Bollock isn't quite sure which sinister figure he is emulating and the King of the Universe fills us in on where he's from and what he's the king of. Plus a fitting tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the five things you should never say to a child. Mama Mia.
Episode 42 - Those We Have Lost
It's a happy first birthday to the show that no one thought would get beyond Episode 1. Hold on, I mean the show that no one thought should get beyond Episode 1. It's catch up time for all the living characters and a fond farewell to the dead ones, plus a few birthday surprises. Plus celebrities get on board to tell Rich how much they have enjoyed the show. It's amazing. What a year it's been. Genius or disaster? Insane or the sanest thing that has ever happened? It's one of the two. Here's to Series 3.
I put this off for ages and I have no idea why. Well done Richard
I’m winking at it
Insanity will take us all one day. It’s nice to see Rich channeling it into something productive.
Aside, it’s not grilliant