Hilarious BBC whizzkids Matthew Horne and James Corden have announced that if it hadn't been for a lucky fluke, they might never have reached our television screens.
"Can you imagine how terrible that would have been?" laughed Corden, who first discovered his comic talents when he realised he could hold his gutt in both hands and shake it in the bath, aged 10.
The hilarious pair met when Corden (14) attended a funeral and Horne (41) was working as an undertaker.
"It was hilarious wasn't it Matt?" chuckled genious Corden. "His face was really miserable and dull and I had to laugh. I was really upset about the funeral but I just kept looking at Matt's face thinking how hilarious it was and what a brilliant comedy writing partner he'd make. It was hilarious wasn't it Matt?"
"Yes, it was hilarious" agreed Matthew Horne, Corden's hilarious comedy partner.
The pair went on to explain how they met up for a drink after the service and got on 'like a hilarious house on fire'.
"It was hilarious" said Corden. "We seemed to hit it off like two hilarious peas in a pod. We just sat there all afternoon making hilarious remarks, farting, giving each other wedgies and it really kicked off when I peanutted Matt's tie. It would have been tragic to waste a hilarious comedy spark like that"
The rest, as they say, is hilarious history.
"Everything took off when Jimmy realised, by accident, that his Uncle Mark was Head of Comedy at the BBC" Horne told me. "That was REALLY hilarious, and we never looked back".
"It's just been so hilarious since then" added Corden. "So, so hilarious"
Asked to comment on Horne and Corden's first hilarious sketch show for BBC3, which aired last night, Head of BBC Comedy told reporters "Well, what can I say? They're hilarious aren't they? I'm happy to say that we have them under contract for two sketch shows and a series of 'Gavin and Stacey' a year, until 2025 and they will also appear on every 'Comic Relief', 'Celebrity Weakest Link', 'Children in Need' and Dale Winton's 'Hole in the Wall' until 2030.
"They're an exciting addition to our, already hilarious, portfolio of comedy, which includes 'My Family, 'After You've Gone' and the really hilarious 'Green Green Grass of Home' starring Boyzie from 'Only Fools and Horses'."