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When you tour you become more intimate with your audience. It’s like I need reassurance that they like me or at least find me relevant.…
When you see a crowd of people jumping up and down at a pop concert, all gloriously in the moment, I don’t think you’ll ever…
When I was a student I was very, very ambitious, completely immersed in my comedy career. I never had that period of reckless hedonism that…
There’s something quite joyful about doing comedy which doesn’t really need much analysis. I’m not elitist. I like to do crowd-pleasing stuff which is a…
The best feeling in the world is performing in front of a live audience who like what you’re doing. I can understand why people become…
London audiences are tricky, too. They don’t laugh as much as the Northern audiences because, and I hate to say this, they are a bit…
I’m just attracted to playing people who are ostensible unlikable. That’s not to say that there’s something in there that makes you care. It might…
I don’t like comedy that I think is bad comedy, where people are trying to be sick for the sake of it, where there’s no…
I always find it easier to portray myself as being unlikeable and idiotic; to actually play a character that is likeable and engages the audience…
Actually, bizarrely, in America, I get more appreciation from the odd, unusual stuff I’ve done, almost because I’m not, if you like, famous in America…
Yeah, all drama teachers are very effusive, very demonstrative, very emotionally open, very big, and gesticulate a lot, and are very physical.
What I don’t like is dance music or hip hop or any of that sort of thing.
There is a strong ethical dimension to the best comedy. Not only does it avoid reinforcing prejudices, it actively challenges them.
The great thing is that the funny side of getting old is fuel for my comedy.
The tabloids operate in an amoral parallel universe where the bottom line is selling newspapers.
My father worked for IBM. My mother raised us kids. There were six of us, and a couple of extra foster kids at any given…
I’m an entertainer. I don’t go round saying I’m a paragon of virtue, so that is clearly not in the public interest.
I wasn’t a naturally confident, extravert, outgoing person.
I want my work to be judged, not me.
I used to do stuff at college. I could do voices. I could make some people laugh. I wasn’t the class clown, but I knew…
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