Series 1, Episode 7 - Josh Widdicombe
Big Zuu and the boys are going international - flying all the way to the Isle of Man to cook the perfect meal for comedian Josh Widdicome. Josh is on his Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much... tour, and his meals so far have consisted of a carton of soup on his own back at the hotel. But now, with Zuu on the island, the possibilities are endless.
The only problem is, that in order to fly to the Isle of Man, Zuu and the boys had to leave their beloved food truck behind, so their first task is to source a new van.
Josh loves a cream tea - but as a Devonian, commits the ultimate crime, of having his scones the Cornish way, with cream on top. He also loves spicy pizza - and challenges Zuu to a chilli Russian roulette - seeing who has to eat the most potent pizza slice. Josh is a vegetarian - but craves fast food, so Zuu devises a sag paneer burger that's almost too big to fit in their mouths.
Josh Widdicombe interview
As a touring comedian, you must spend a lot of time away from home, what are the challenges of life on the road?
Not eating and drinking too much is the main challenge. By the end of the tour I look at my face on the poster like I have been advertising a show with a different, much smaller man.
What have you got on your rider?
Tea. I chain drink tea before the gig to try and give myself energy. After I have had a full Nandos for dinner. Also, I have fizzy water because I have got bored of normal water after 37 years of it.
What track sums up your teenage years?
Three Lions takes me back more than anything else, a song about failure and hope so that sums up being a teenager pretty well.
Do you miss stand-up when you're not doing it?
What do you like to do after a show?
If we are driving home we will listen to music, we play an endless game where we try and link each song to the next passing it around the car. If in a hotel, it is usually a case of ruining the next day with red wine.
Sweet or savoury?
Savoury every time. I'm a grown up.
When you're on the road, what's your favourite rest stop for fast food?
Gloucester Services is the greatest service station and possibly greatest restaurant in the UK.
Do you like to cook?
Yes, I am good at following a recipe but I have absolutely no originality or flair. I'm a follower not a leader.
Which artist currently making music inspires you the most?
Fontaines D.C. are the most exciting band in years for me.
What's your ultimate hangover meal?
Potato waffles, baked beans and grated cheese.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
What's your karaoke go-to?
Do You Remember The First Time by Pulp. Never goes well...
What would you say has been your career highlight to date?
Isle of Man; pizza on a stage after a gig with Big Zuu, obviously.
Pineapple on pizza, yuck or yaaaasss?
NO WAY (But secretly yes)
What's your guilty pleasure record?
Full back catalogue of Girls Aloud.
What do you do to relax?
Questionnaires for Dave shows.
What's the bottom section of your personal food pyramid?
I'll be honest. I have no idea what that means.
Have you ever dined and dashed?
Nope, I'm too much of a square.
What's the first piece of music you bought?
Do The Bartman - still stands the test of time.
Pasta or pizza?
PIZZA. Ordering pasta when pizza is an option is madness.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Just my mates, can't be bothered getting to know people even if it is Churchill or Jesus or whoever.
We're getting close to the end of 2019, is it too early to pick an album of the year or is there a sure winner for you?
Dogrel by Fontaines D.C.
What's next for you?
- Friday 26th June 2020
- 40 minutes
Cast & crew
|Big Zuu||Host / Presenter|
|Hyder||Host / Presenter|
|Tubsey||Host / Presenter|
|Chris Faith||Series Director|
|Alex Gilman||Series Producer|
|Sam Grace||Executive Producer|
|Natalie Rose||Executive Producer|