I was a Christian. I didn’t want to have sex before marriage I was a bit uptight and not very self-confident. I was a virgin until I was 26.
I don’t think it’s any coincidence that I lost my religious faith and ‘manned up’ in the same year. I was described somewhere as a lapsed Catholic which is funny because I’m not going back! I want to achieve things rather than live life in an animalistic way.
I didn’t plan to be the rude middle-class comedian. You write a certain type of joke that you find funny and mine happen to be often rude. Yes it’s juvenile but that’s me.
As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.
After a gig I always head back to the hotel remembering granny’s words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead.