John Lloyd is a legendary comedy producer, who produced some of the biggest comedy hits of the 80s and 90s, including Not the Nine O Clock News, Spitting Image, and all four series of Blackadder.

After a mid life crisis he realised that his success wasn’t making him happy, and this led to a lengthy search for meaning and wisdom.

This conversation with Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller covered everything from comedy, to the nature of creativity, and the meaning of life.

They also discuss his relationship with his former flatmate and writing partner Douglas Adams, the creator of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

00:00 Intro
05:17 Personal Life
11:59 Knowing Nothing
16:32 Religion & The Origin of Ideas
26:11 Quite Interesting
30:01 Depression & Focusing on the Other
38:34 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy & Douglas Adams
45:29 Religion & Secular Rituals
54:02 Science & Spirituality
01:02:44 Intelligence, Comedy & Wisdom
01:12:01 Paradigm Shift
01:20:17 Closing