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Chris Morris in Kurt Cobain-inspired 'shooting his mouth off' gag which, let's face it, is funnier than all that slowed-down rubbish about terrorists and dead babiesSUSPENSION-PRONE local radio madman who made a couple of tentative early nineties forays but best remembered for legendary extended Peter Baynham-accompanied 1994 stint, full to bursting with topical surrealism, hoax interviews, interrupted records, Bates-bashing, bizarre narratives (taking in baby theft, reanimation of Johnnie Walker, and smashing a tortoise), Paul Garner abusing complete strangers in shops, and tapes of celebrities being made to say rude things. Big trouble followed much-misremembered gag about updating the BBC’s emergency standby Michael Heseltine obituary tape, along with other misdemeanours (mostly drawing fire from irate politicians rather than anyone offended by “SHIT OFF YOU OLD BASTARD”), and by the end of the year he was off, later resurfacing in late-night not particularly chillout oddity Blue Jam, interspersing trip-hop records with slowed-down sketches about doctors who said rude words.

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  1. Matty

    August 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    “Tell him this coin’s got too many sides”

  2. Applemask

    May 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    The Heseltine gag isn’t that misremembered. He definitely intended for the inattentive to come to the conclusion that he’d died.

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