|Sir Norman Wrassle|
TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle challenged comedians across the land to re-instate tripe into its rightful place as the King of Comedy Foodstuffs. "Professor Hawkins' previous work has shown that the public already think tripe is funnier than bananas, kippers or cheese strings, so there's really no excuse," he said.
In congratulating Professor Hawkins on his study, Sir Norman said: "We know from private polling that merely mentioning tripe during a stage act does wonders to pique the interest of an audience - as well as making them laugh. In our experience, if you make people laugh there's a high chance you'll be able to pop a piece of tripe in there too."