Among male readers of Simplicity Blog I hope I am not alone in never really growing up. I’m 54 and one day I guess I will be forced to become an adult.
Occasionally something will make me laugh uncontrollably in that schoolboy playground way. This is a ‘boy thing’ I suspect and female readers of Simplicity Blog may or may not find this ‘You Tube’ video funny.
It features the late great Brian Johnston a much loved BBC cricket commentator and his much younger commentary colleague Jonathan Agnew who was 'learning the ropes' under his great mentor.
The year was 1991 and this was a live BBC radio broadcast.
Jonathan Agnew describes Ian Botham's freak dismissal where he fell over his own stumps, with the immortal "just couldn't quite get his leg over".
Brian Johnston desperately tries to maintain control of his hysteria and retain his professionalism while attempting to sum up the day's play, while Agnew sinks further and further into helpless laughter. Eventually both of them completely lose it and burst into uncontrollable laughter. It sounds hilarious
Each time I hear this, it makes me laugh more. It is only 1 minute 20 seconds of commentary and is one of the funniest ever live radio clips.