Next time you find yourself quoting The Fast Show, think on. Colin Hunt, office joker, is a reference to all the people in offices all around the country repeating catchphrases they heard on the TV the night before.
Colin considers himself a wit and an entertainer, but in truth the only person who enjoys his endless, stream-of-consciousness inanity is his rather limp colleague, Doreen.
Colin met his match in fellow office joker, Keith. After trying to out-banter each other, Keith departed to Colin's despairing words, 'Lord spare us from office jokers.'