I have had a somewhat unusual request. Sky One are looking for “some members of parliament who are good at telling jokes and who might be interested in appearing on John Bishop’s new TV show”. The proposal is to intersperse comedians telling jokes with politicians telling some of their favourite jokes. I am not quite sure whether it is for me or not. My humour is not exactly of the ‘here’s a good joke’ category. And often what to me is funny is what others may consider a little odd… When I say something funny, people tend to laugh in the wrong places.