Title: Bobby Davro’s Notebook

acast Time: 1:14:39
Youtube Time: 1:13:27

Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: August 18, 2021
Youtube Publication Date: August 18, 2021

Please Welcome a Man
Who’s just taken his own photo for his own obituary.

Acronym Modification
Richard Herring’s Last Socially-Truncated Podcast

Cool Kids
I was talking to Timmy Lea from the Confessions films. His bum was in some foam. There was a duck under someone.

Guest Best Known
JA: For playing Fizz Gambol in Grave New World.
EG: For his voice-over for the Cazoo: Yeah, You Can advert.


Better or Worse than Last Week: Better
Like or Unlike Wikipedia: N/A

Member Member Note
Unnamed JA thought this member was trying to address him, but they were actually having a private conversation with another member of the audience
Unnamed when JA invites questions from the audience, they ask the guests to choose between papadams and bread
Unnamed when JA invites questions from the audience, they ask the guests to choose between starters and desserts

Emergency Questions

If your current partner was going to leave you for a world-famous comedian, who would you most like it to be?

EG: Out of all the comedians? That’s a really good question. I’d want whoever she left me for to be, you know, I’d want her to be looked-after financially and maybe a much older man.

JA: I mean, my answer would be the same. Same guy, I guess. It would be funny. I mean, to be fair, I thought it was funny the first time. So I’d absolutely find it hilarious if it happened again. Absolutely fair enough. I bear him no ills as it is, so I’d find it very funny if he did it again. I’d even say to him, “That was funny actually, man. Oh, well done.” He wouldn’t say anything. Never does.

Would you rather go on a cruise with Tom Cruise or a walking holiday with Christopher Walken?

EG: I guess with the cruise with Cruise, do you need to hang out together? But would he want to hang out with us? […] I’ve been on a cruise and they are fucking horrible, so I don’t want to go on another cruise. So I’ve go walking with Walken.

JA: I would like to go on the cruise. That’s what I’d pick. I think I like Christopher Walken more as an actor and I like walking more than I like going on boats. But I’ve never been on a cruise before and I assume it would be nuts. And Tom Cruise also, I think, is nuts. And I would like to be in that situation where just the whole world seems like it’s gone insane, rather than on a very long walk with who I’ve seen been interviewed and it’s like getting blood out of a stone. So I don’t think I’d like to go on a walking holiday with Christopher Walken.

Would you rather co-own a car with Jimmy Carr, a lorry with Laurie Anderson, or a van with Van Morrison?

JA: Well, Van Morrison, I’ve been told, is grumpy. I don’t think I would like that. I’m over vans, as well, at this point in my like. I don’t care. Um, Jimmy Carr. I’ve met Jimmy Carr. I’ve been in loads of cars before. Not been in many lorries. And Laurie Anderson has done one of my favourite albums ever. So I would like to be, please, in a lorry with Laurie Anderson.

EG: Probably a car… *JA tells EG that’s he’s insane.* Yeah, a car with Carr. That guy’s loaded. It’s going to be a nice car, isn’t it? But also, he’s probably got really good ways of writing off all the petrol. Car with Carr.

Would you rather have a time machine that can only take you back to the 1973 wedding of Prince Anne and Mark Phillips or an invisibility cloak that glitches randomly at least once a minute, making you totally visible for a couple of second? You’d only be able to travel to the actual wedding ceremony and not leave Westminster Abbey. You might get lucky and have 45 seconds of total invisibility but might appear at any time. By the way, the invisibility cloak only works if you are otherwise totally naked.

EG: Can you go back to the wedding as many times as you want? *RH confirms this is the case.* Yeah, you can do different stuff each time you go back, right? Yeah, I’d probably go with that. The naked invisibility cloak is too dangerous for me, I think.

JA: Do our answers from the previous questions affect this one? So have I, you know, driven to the cruise ship with Laurie Anderson… I would have got on… *RH expresses disdain for this departure from a straight answer to the question.* I think I would lke the invisibility cloak, please. Um, and I would mainly use it to watch shows at Edinburgh that everyone says are bad shows, but I never want to go because I think I’ll look like an asshole. Comedian sitting there watching a bad show. But then I always think if I was invisible I’d watch all of those shows. *EG points out that a naked JA will appear at those shows every 45 seconds or so.* Depends how big the venue is.

Would you rather be nonchalant, semi-chalant, or 100%, fully chalant?

JA: Very good. That’s nice. I like that one. In your head, that question isn’t – No one has to answer it. They just say it and everyone laughs and forgets about the raging avalanche outside the log cabin.

EG: Lovely. Lovely. Oxford really coming through in that question.

Would you rather have all your teeth fall out and be replaced by the teeth of a Neanderthal man or woman or have all your hair fall out and be replaced by the wire from a Brillo pad?

JA: I would rather have the Brillo pad hair. Very easily, because, um, I’d hate to have someone else’s teeth in my mouth. That would be gross, especially if they were that old. And if I had Brillo pad hair I think that would be useful every now and again if I was cleaning something. *RH clarifies that the Brillo pad hair would include all body hair, not just head hair.* Still, I’d go with that. […] Would it carry on growing like hair does? Do you have to, like, cut it? Or does it just grow the length of a Brillo pad and then stop?

EG: Yeah, I think Brillo pad. I think it’d look quite cool as well.


Recorded at the Clapham Grand in South London. Due to COVID-19/coronavirus the audience was socially-distanced.

This is JA’s fourth appearance.

This is EG’s third appearance.

RH reveals the cover of his new emergency questions book, called Would You Rather?

RH notes that Phoebe Herring wrote 11 questions for the new emergency questions book. RH’s favourite: “Would you rather be zero feet-tall or infinity feet-tall?”

The Youtube version does not include end credits.