"What a punch in the soul that is."
Richard Herring's reaction to the news of Sean Hughes' death at the age of just 51.
I can't pretend to be a superfan - I've hardly seen any of Sean's Show, for instance - but always enjoyed his laid-back style, his music geekiness, his sense of poetry, his gentle world-weariness and surrealism, and the warmth that seemed to suffuse everything he did. He never became a megastar - he was too low-key and self-effacing for that - but the responses from fellow comedians and comedy fans have underlined just how highly thought of he was.
Here he is in conversation with Herring for the latter's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast.