One random comedian, eight random questions: it's the ultimate test of funny person and fate. In fact today it's funny people - a veritable mirth tandem - as Willis & Vere take the eight-query challenge, ahead of their early-August run at London's Soho Theatre.
Who are Willis & Vere? "A multi-award-winning comedy duo comprising of Adam Willis and George Vere," they explain, whose other works include "a Serious Play About World War II and our Comedians After Hours with Willis & Vere podcast."
Very nice. This Soho Theatre run, though, consists of "our five-star cult hit The Starship Osiris," which sounds rather a grand project to squeeze down Dean Street. In fact it's "a Play That Goes Wrong-style farce (but better according to some reviewers) with a sci-fi theme. Expect the unexpected."
We have been warned/informed. Willis & Vere, your Random 8 await.
What was your favourite kids TV show?
Adam: I liked I Am Weasel, mainly because of I.R. Baboon. At the start of the episode it went "I.R. Baboon, big star of cartoon," and then he got hit on the head. Then I.M. Weasel says "I am weasel".
George: That's answered that.
What's the very best thing you ever saw?
George: I Am Weasel, is it?
Adam: Yeah, I Am Weasel.
George: From Adam's description it's also the best thing I've ever seen.
Your most interesting injury?
Adam: I fell off a kerb.
George: That doesn't sound interesting, that sounds boring.
Adam: That is boring, isn't it?
George: I tried to jump over a fence as a kid, my leg got stuck and I fell onto my wrist and broke it. And I couldn't do anything because I was still hanging by my leg from the fence. That's kind of interesting.
What's the weirdest thing in your wardrobe?
George: Everything in Adam's wardrobe is weird. Every pair of his trousers.
Adam: I was bought a dress-up burqa for Christmas once, but I've never worn it.
George: Well, it's Islamophobic.
Adam: And that's why I've never worn it.
Which film would you love to have been in, and which part?
George: I'd like to be in a film made by me and play the main part. And I imagine you'd like to be in that as well, Adam?
George: Okay, next question.
What's the oddest thing you ever ate?
Adam: I once ate a duck's brain.
George: That's gross.
Adam: I was in China.
George: So? That's no excuse.
Adam: Well, what's the oddest thing you ever ate?
George: Actually, I've just remembered I ate a duck's brain too.
Who are you most envious of?
George: Me, I assume?
Adam: No. Really smart kids.
George: And me.
Adam: Fine. Really smart kids and George Vere.
What's the best or worst book you've ever read?
George: You've only ever read one book. Don Quixote.
Adam: Yeah, so that's the best and worst book I've ever read.
George: I started reading Dan Brown's Origin and after the first chapter I actually couldn't read any more of it. It's so stupid. And I don't mind that being on record.