Marcus Brigstocke, who my contemporaries will no doubt remember from the CBBC show Stupid! and radio comedy fans will recognise from The Museum of Everything and The Now Show, is on his second series of The Brig Society, where he is given a thing to be in charge of and talks his way through it, through a combination of stand up and sketches.
In this week’s episode he has a pop at drug dealing, prompting a frank and open (and very very funny) discussion about drugs, legality and usage. Talking about his stint in rehab at age 17 (“I was the youngest person in the country my parents were very proud”), as well as his other addictions and drugs’ impact on art, he manages the ultimate feat: coupling comedy with saying something serious. He’s also helped out by the very funny Rufus Jones, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and William Andrews. It’s cracking stuff.
Catch the episode here.