Jonathan Van-Tam’s comedy intro was made so much better by the crowd’s stunned response
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has become a familiar face to millions of people after appearing alongside Boris Johnson and the like at the government’s Covid 19 press conferences.
But viewers saw a different side to the good prof after he took part in this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures broadcast on the BBC.
Specifically, this bit, the comedy introduction where he references all those press conferences and, well, best have a watch for yourself.
— Johnny Yen Again (@JohnnyYenAgain) December 28, 2021
We’re not sure which bit we like best.
The bit where someone came up with this idea in the first place. Maybe his seemingly anxious glances to the side before it all kicks off. Or maybe the stunned silence which greets the whole thing.
The nonplussed reaction of the audience makes this a thousand times better
— William Chapple (@williamchapple1) December 28, 2021
Pulling off shirt to reveal slightly less formal shirt is a terrific bit.
— FinnegansBake (@FinnegansBake) December 28, 2021
So I basically want a scaled down pink Floyd concert
— Stuart Hinds (@SH_1993_NUFC) December 28, 2021
And if the whole thing reminded you of one person in particular, you weren’t alone. Of course you weren’t.
so the sequence should be puff, flash, puff, flash, bang.
— Reuben Sharpe (@reubensharpe) December 28, 2021
All got your fun packs?
— Steven (@s_e_a_f_a_r) December 28, 2021
— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) December 28, 2021