I don’t believe that competitions are important.
I wanted to be less well-known in comedy.
I felt audiences are happier to take comedy people who play darker people because there’s a link between the psychosis of comedy and the psychosis of being a twisted character.
If you go down as a comedian’s comedian, that’s basically meaning other comedians are hopefully feeling that you’re doing okay.
Well, comedy is a great weapon of attack. It’s not a great weapon of support.
I mean, sometimes… a comedian becomes an actor, and they just don’t deliver, because the bottom line of comedy is to be funny, and the bottom line of acting is to be truthful, and they get that mixed up sometimes, or don’t even notice that that’s the thing.
I’m quite good at taking in information so I voraciously inhale Wikipedia – which may have some things wrong in it, but I think is generally more information than we had before. Last tour we didn’t have Wikipedia. And then Discovery Channel and History Channel. I can take it in and retain what I think are the most important facts.
My stand-up is quite good now, people say. It’s just like a big conversation each time. Every gig is a rehearsal.
I try to keep performing as much as possible – I just like to. I used to take huge gaps off between gigs, now I just like to do stand-up gigs as much as I can.
There was no religion in my life growing up. Did God invent us or did we invent God?
I try to just talk about human stories and what I think about religion or teapots or whatever.
If you get anything creative going, then the work and play thing is the same thing, I feel.
I’m a one-man idiot.
I don’t know what it’s like in the U.S. but immigrants in the U.K. do the jobs the citizens won’t do.
MAC gave me 55 lipsticks to test. These are the same lipsticks I got caught stealing by the police when I was 15. How ironic.