In 25 minutes I’m going to answer the phone, and the person on the other end of the line is going to be Steve Coogan, an English comedian who will be touring New Zealand in late April/early May (the interview will be published in April’s Real Groove). His best known creation is Alan Partridge, a Norwich radio and television ‘personality’, and perhaps the funniest character British television threw up in the ’90s.
Justin and I watched The Man Who Thinks He’s It last night, a stand up show from a decade or so ago, and I was struck by the number of sporting references strewn throughout, until I recalled that my first exposure to Partridge was via Grahame Hill’s Radio Sport show, which used to air audio of him regularly. He might be the best, and most versatile sports commentator of all time.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYdbanbEAYk%5D
It was his golf commentary Hill used to play most frequently, here he is eulogising Seve Ballesteros.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-5KUaeMaw%5D
And here, finally, calling the 3.30 Chickory Tip Incest Cup[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDB5Akd4-Z4%5D