In this episode we separate fact from fiction surrounding Leigh’s unbelievable childhood in Peru, We recount his first appearance on SportsCafe as a professional snail racer, the reason he left Bhuja, the best stories from the Bermuda Triangle, the secrets behind Late Night Big Breakfasts’s success, his plans for the future and so much more.
Show notes | Episode 63 | Leigh Hart | A comedy of errors
1.52 Wakachangi in can, promoting Between Two Beers glasses, and a couple of Leigh Hart super fans out themselves
6.48 Some Snackachangi chat
9.54 Fact or fiction: Growing up at the top of the Andes in Peru?
17.12 A brief summary of post-Peru Leigh takes us to the early stages of his TV career
24.17 The Snail Racer and Sports Café
33.48 The importance of Ric Salizzo
38.30 Brent Spillane: The man behind the camera
42.55 Behind the scenes of some of the Sports Café classic segments
54.05 Was the Bermuda Triangle episode of Mysterious Planet the basis of the script to The Hangover?
1.00.05 Mysterious Planet: “It was my favourite show”
1.06.14 Are the guests in on the gags?
1.16.51 A couple Late Night Big Breakfast highlights: Mike the Mongolian throat singer
1.20.45 How an idea evolves: The Hamsterman from Amsterdam
1.24.29 Radio Hauraki and Bhuja with Jason Hoyte
1.35.32 Evolving over time
1.38.27 Reflecting on the Alternative Commentary Collective
1.51.43 The Wakachangi story with a bit of Snackachangi, Arty D, and Hellers sausages
1.58.00 Retaining content rights and moonflix.co.nz
2.01.17 Looking back over 25 years of comedy and looking forward to what the future might hold
2.06.54 Leigh on being true to your comedy craft
2.10.24 Last words from Steven, Seamus and Leigh