Hamish Blake and Andy Lee are an Australian Comedy Duo who, while most famous for their radio shows, have also dabbled in television; the two are something of an ubiquitous force in Australian media, regularly making guest spots on panel shows and the like. Their most famous effort is The Hamish & Andy Show, a weekly (daily until 2011) afternoon radio program on the Today Network. After several years of doing television specials on Network Ten, the Nine Network signed an on-going television deal with the duo from 2011 onward; so far broadcasting their "Gap Year" series (where they explore a continent and make fun out of it), True Story (a series built around weird true stories, hosted by Hamish and Andy) and Perfect Holiday.
Since 2019 Hamish has been host of the Australian version of LEGO Masters.
The duo have a joint Twitter account.
Tropes related to this comedy duo:
- Achievements in Ignorance: Andy entered Hamish into a bodybuilding competition without telling him. Despite possessing zero muscle tone and not knowing what to do, Hamish won the competition because he was the only competitor whose weight fell in the proper bracket.
- Ascended Extra:
- Cackling Jack, who allegedly started out on work experience, is now pretty much the third member of the comedy duo. Though there are several behind-the-scenes guys who are more important than him, he appears on mic more than any one else aside from Hamish and Andy.
- There also used to be Giggling Ben but he rarely spoke on the show and now works elsewhere in the station.
- But Not Too Evil: During a sketch about the idea about making a new version of Google Maps called Google Treasure Maps that would be tailored specifically for pirates. One of the pirates mentioned his intention of using the map to find a port were he could pillage and inappropriately touch women.
- Comedic Sociopathy:
- Hamish used to have a weekly feature where he'd read and describe a Fred Basset strip over the radio. Andy despised this and the only way he'd allow it to go on air was by putting Hamish through a variety of tortures (usually throwing things) while Hamish was doing the bit. The head of the station had to put a stop to the segment after Andy destroyed a computer monitor with a hammer.
- Their appearances on Rove usually involves them having to do some sort of unpleasant task and end with them wet/sticky/puking/etc.
- "El Niño" Is Spanish for "The Niño": "El Paso is Spanish for the Paso."
- Golden Snitch: A game called Random John, in which a random phone number is dialed. If the person who answers the phone is called John Johnson, the caller gets 50 "john points", making it something of a golden snitch. However, since they have been playing this game for over three months and still have not gotten a single john point, even getting a John could qualify as at least a silver snitch.
- Gone Horribly Right: Hamish spent months making a fuss that he'd ordered Steven Seagal's LIGHTNING BOLT energy drink but never received any and started an impromptu campaign about it with his radio listeners, promising that if they themselves bugged the manufacturer about it, he'd give every contributor an equal share of his order. As it turned out, the product had been discontinued but someone involved with the product got word of the campaign and sent Hamish that last two cans of LIGHTNING BOLT known to exist. Hamish and Andy then found themselves having to purchase a large number of vials and tediously put literal drops of LIGHTNING BOLT into each one in order to make good on Hamish's promise.
- Insistent Terminology: Hamish's habit of referring to Andy's house as the Lair, to the point where his apartment in New York which Andy called The Nook eventually became known as the Lair after three weeks.
- Hamish also calls Andy a prowler (ever since his breakup with Megan Gale) and himself Andy's love coach, despite Andy's strenuous objections.
- Name and Name, in conjunction with The Eponymous Show.
- Overly Narrow Superlative: "This was going to be the greatest thing we had ever seen... at a Thai rocket festival."
- Self-Deprecation: When Hamish put on some weight, many jokes were made about it; Hamish made more jokes about it than Andy did.
- Straight Man: Andy; though he can still be quite silly, he's usually less so than Hamish.
- Shipper on Deck: Invoked, Hamish has decided that Andy has a crush on DJ Havana Brown
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: A dating example. Andy was in a relationship with supermodel Megan Gale for some time. Hamish couldn't believe it when he found out about it and the dichotomy of their appearances was occasionally mined for humor.