Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer were threatened at gunpoint after wrong turn in LA

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have recalled the second they had been threatened at gunpoint throughout a highway journey in California.

The comedy due had employed bikes in 1992 within the hope of driving from the west coast to the east coast of the US however turned again early on of their journey attributable to heavy rain.

They discovered themselves in a sticky state of affairs after they took a incorrect flip and ended up within the metropolis of Compton, south of downtown Los Angeles.

Talking on his new podcast with Jools Holland, Vic recalled how they’d stopped at a crimson gentle earlier than being threatened by one other driver.

Vic Reeves (left) and Bob Mortimer had been threatened at gunpoint throughout a highway journey in California

The comedian, whose actual title is Jim Moir, stated: “We went on a doomed motorbike journey in California in 92. We acquired there, employed a few motorbikes.

“I had been studying a e book concerning the Bloods and the Cribs and the gangs in Los Angeles, and we made a mistake.

“We did a incorrect flip and ended up in the midst of Compton and an enormous van turned up subsequent to us on the lights and a fellow pointed a gun at us by the window and stated, ‘Get out of right here’.

“We stated: ‘We’re simply ready for the lights to alter and we’re off’.”

Jools' and Jim's Joyride of Jools Holland and Vic Reeves
Jools’ and Jim’s Joyride is the brand new podcast by Jools Holland and Vic Reeves

Talking to Bob, he added: “You had been very informal about the entire thing. I had learn this e book and I used to be terrified.

“We did not truly go anyplace as a result of it began raining. It was the floods of 92. We stayed in a home in Laurel Canyon for 3 weeks with our bikes outdoors.”

Bob added: “We had been going to cross west to east coast on bikes however once we returned them to the rent place I believe we had achieved 19 miles on them.”

Bandleader Jools and comic Vic have teamed up for a podcast about their travels, titled Jools And Jim’s Joyride.

They are going to be joined by superstar company together with singer Jessie Ware, actress Sally Phillips and Formulation One world champion Damon Hill as they focus on their journeys by airplane, practice, bike and boat.

Episode one options Mortimer whereas actress and singer Jane Horrocks will seem in episode two.

*Jools and Jim’s Joyride is out there to stream HERE.

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