Title: Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
Original Record Date: Unknown
Soundcloud Publication Date: November 16, 2017
Youtube Publication Date: November 15, 2017
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Who had nearly five hours’ sleep last night and feels that was a lot.
I was opening a bank account at Giro Bank. Open your bank account with National Giro Bank. You get a chequebook and everything. The woman serving me.
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Have you ever had a dream that accurately predicted the future?
Um, I’m having it now, Richard. Dreams are a very scary thing, aren’t they? I have that one, that anxiety one, which everybody seems to have where I’m sitting in large rooms with no trousers on, or something like that. No, surely it isn’t just me. You know those kind of vulnerable dreams. I’ll tell you, the one – when I have that disco nap, which a lot of comedians have about 5:00pm – we have a little sleep between 5:00pm and 6:00pm before you go to your show in the evening – that can be the most traumatic dream because you think, I can’t find the stage, you know, and someone like Claire Muldoon from the Hackney Empire, “Where are you? Look, the stage is here.” And I go down all these kind of different alleyways and corridors and things. So I think that’s just a subconscious thing about actually just being a shit comic.
Have you ever fallen out of a hammock?
I’ve fallen out of a bed but not a hammock. You know, but I would find it dynamically, just physically impossible to get into a hammock. So the actual chance of falling out of it… […] No, hammocks are aerodynamically wrong for a man of my stature.
Why did Jesus say, “Why hast thou forsaken me?”
Do you know what, it is probably just science, isn’t it? Now, now the thing is that when you say – I do like that, it’s very good, you smarmy bastard – the thing is… fucking creationist. No, no, you’ve an evolutionist. *RH confirms he believes in evolution.* So do I – sort of. Didn’t all happen in six days, that’s rubbish; at least about nine. At least. Um, no, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” It probably just hurt a bit, didn’t it? And, you know, if you’re being crucified though, it’s going to smart, isn’t it? Yeah, so that was the thing of it he was just smarting. Bloody vinegar in it, “Ooh, what’d you do that for? You know, Dad?” So, yeah, I can see that. A lovely joke I remember, it’s, um, it’s at the last supper, and Jesus says to the gathered, he says, “One of you tonight will betray me.” Right? So Peter says, “Is it me, Lord?” And Jesus goes, “No.” Paul says, “Is it me, Lord?” And Jesus says, “No.” And Judas says, “Is it me, Lord?” And Jesus says, *In sarcastic voice.* “Is it me, Lord?” It’s just a great – I love the idea of a sarcastic Jesus, don’t you?
Prior to the episode recording, RH had attended the funeral of Sean Hughes.