Ben and Paul glance into the realm of tattoos both old and new. However their inquisitive gaze is also drawn to the wonders of the gulag Santa, an ice mummy badass and the idea that not all insults are bad. Go fuck yourselves everybody!
Paul and Ben decide to commemorate the passing of the most excellent Tony Benn by using him as inspiration to open the book of feminism and set the world to rights. Sadly, thanks to some goading and wayward chat Ben is never far from having his foot in his mouth and offending 51% of the world’s population…
It’s creepy history time, as Paul attempts to teach a flu-ridden Ben about the badass history fascists that were the Knights Templar. On the way we get lost in sweary medieval feudalism, the etymology of Norse and Crusader fashion tips.
Sometimes life produces coincidences that produce nothing but excellence and this was one of those occasions. Whilst myself and Paul were convinced that The Tangentlemen was a genius, never-before-used name, it turns out that all-round comedy legend Ross Noble had just named his forthcoming tour Tangentleman.
After some brief panicking and blowing into brown paper bags at the thought of terrifying law suits, we contacted Ross’ agent, who turns out to be one of the nicest people in the world. Not only was she happy with the coincidence, but Ross offered to pop along to the podcast and clear up any confusion. So here’s our first special guest, talking about how he creates his comedy, his take on the industry and the secret to a happy life.
Here’s the latest episode of mine and Paul Duncan McGarrity’s podcast, covering all the key topics of the day, including what if Dad’s Army had torture scenes in it, how to kill your Nan with chewing gum and exactly what it would be like to have a glass penis.
It’s probably our funniest and definitely our most tangentle episode so far. Give it a listen, rate and review if you get a spare half hour.