Do people actually like Radcliffe? I've never liked him on the radio (never read his written work.)Just don't find him funny at all. Always thought Mark and Lard was the worst bit of the Radio 1 Schedule back when I was in sixth form, I don't remember anyone liking them at the time.
How many people did you ask the question of? “I asked one hundred people if they liked Mark and Lard, 75% replied...”
I absolutely loved Mark and Lard to bits, their Slim 'n' Shady squirrel sketch forced me to pull off the road once, I was actually crying with laughter, and couldn't see where the hell I was going! And Radcliffe and Maconie I find just as amusing, especially when they just go totally random; they did it the other week, and totally lost it, and I did, too, sat at my computer, barely able to breathe laughing at them.
The thing is, they're not trying desperately to be the next Michael MacIntyre, like Keaveny often seems to be, they're just like two mates in the pub, entertaining themselves, forgetting there's a whole bunch of people listening in from all over the world.
Plus, as someone else said, they both have a real love of all sorts of music, the Freak Zone, and Freakier Zone, and the Radio 2 Folk programme as their sidelines show that.