Dr Mumbo

Lamb man gives Charlie Pickering a bit of chop

Awards nights are not normally the place where hecklers are found, but when Meat & Livestock Australia’s master marketer Andrew Howie spotted Effies’ MC Charlie Pickering offering up a cold plate of leftover jokes he decided to give him a bit of chop.

Andrew Howie and Charlie Pickering patched up their differences at the ned of the night

Andrew Howie and Charlie Pickering patched up their differences at the end of the night

And Pickering, clearly not used to a bit of stick from what should have been a benign awards night audience, was having none of the meat man’s monstering.

“You did all this on TV, do something new,” Howie shouted from the darkness.

Pickering was deeply unimpressed.

“Sorry? Hang on, I’m getting heckled here!” the MC said.

“It’s seems that Effie is for Eff-uckwit! I give zero Effies right now. I’ll end the jokes there, and it’s that guy’s fault.”

But Pickering hadn’t finished and demanded to know who was responsible, with Howie sticking up his hand an announcing again he had seen the whole set on TV.

“Good. Well done,” Pickering replied.

“Have you noticed your ads get played a shitload of times? Yeah, things get repeated man. Oh, it’s turned weird now, hasn’t it? It’s gone really weird. You hear that awkwardness? You did that. Are we good? This is not about me or him ladies and gentlemen, tonight it’s about the Effie awards.”

To Pickering’s surprise though, the night was not over as Howie raided the stage numerous times to grab gold for MLA’s work and Dr Mumbo was pleased to say the evening ended in a huge man hug between Pickering and his heckler.


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