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A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig, will blame everything but themselves. They'll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong, it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere.
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Anyone who's ever seen my website, well, it's the campest thing you've ever seen.
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At the moment, my inspiration is Larry David-I'm a huge Curb Your Enthusiasm fan. It's rapidly becoming my favourite sitcom.
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I didn't really want to be a comedian.
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I got invited to Japan by a Dr Wu, who wanted me to talk about nicotine addiction.
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I hate Shakespeare. I think Shakespeare's rubbish.
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I haven't really got much get up and go. I can't believe I'm on the telly. I'm so lazy.
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I like old people falling over, that's what makes me laugh.
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I like Peter Sellers, Frankie Howerd, and Lee Mack, Daniel Kitson, Ross Noble, all the usual suspects.
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I retired from stand up and have no intention of ever going back, because I hated it.
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I still get excited about meeting celebrities, because I don't think I'm a celebrity myself.
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I think over there in Montreal they're a bit hardcore with the old homos. They're not that keen on them.
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I was at college doing performing arts, and just spending all my time mucking about, and the lecturers thought I would be pretty good at stand-up, so I gave it a whirl.
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I was quite pleased that Prince Philip didn't say anything like, I hate queers! He was quite well behaved.
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I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren't laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof.
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I'd love to do acting, but it'd definitely have to be comedy. I can't do serious. It's completely beyond me.
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I'm just generally hugely frustrated, I'm a very, very frustrated man. I'm just a ball of pent-up frustration.
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I've met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people.
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If you go on stage with the wrong attitude, or something in your performance is off, you can lose an audience in the first minute. That first minute is crucial.
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It's Charley's Aunt and The Odd Couple rolled into one.
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It's time for me to take the next step.
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Probably the most surreal thing I've ever done... Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard, Charlotte Church, Will Young... so definitely a gay scene!
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Sometimes, if the gig wasn't going well from the start, I wouldn't fight for it. But I've had some horrible gigs.
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We had James Brown on, and he started talking about his prostate problems. If superstars end up like this, there's no hope for any of us, is there?
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We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle.
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You do the pub gigs in little pub function rooms performing to audiences of seven. I performed to seven in Tunbridge Wells one night, and that included the staff. It was one of the best gigs of my life.
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You should never meet your heroes. Paul Newman... I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms, slippers, and a jumper. He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.
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