” If a gig goes badly, my main worry is, ‘Will these people come back?’ Because that will affect my ability to pay the mortgage – but nowadays, I don’t really mind what happens, as I think if it all goes wrong for real, you still have to go with it. “


” I think Russell Brand’s books should be criticised for being rubbish – but it is true that there’s a professional class of opinion-former who has a financial interest in their job not being taken away. “


” I think a comedian has to be low status on some level, that gives you the right to do all sorts of jokes about all sorts of different kinds of people. “


” I think what I do is borderline art. Most people who do borderline art have to have other jobs, so I’m very grateful. “


” The only reason I look back is to check if I’ve been doing something wrong. I look at things from even three years ago and think, ‘I wouldn’t do that now.’ Your life changes. “


” I read in the ‘Daily Mail’ that I’m one of these ‘foul-mouthed comedians.’ But I’m much cleaner than the people they like. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to think that a 70-year-old – particularly someone like Alan Bennett – would like it, because they’ve seen a lot of stuff. “


” Anyone in the arts has had an experience of seeing someone who they related to doing something and thinking, ‘I could do that.’ If you have one generation where you force its hand a bit, then the next one fills in the gaps, because it’s seen an example of what can be done. “


” Nothing is too controversial, but you have to think about how to do it with sensitivity. I don’t try to be insensitive. I think really, really carefully about exactly what things mean and how they will affect people. “



All 8 Stewart Lee Quotes about Think in picture


If a gig goes badly, my main worry is,
I think Russell Brand
I think a comedian has to be low status on some level, that gives you the right to do all sorts of jokes about all sorts of different kinds of people.
I think what I do is borderline art. Most people who do borderline art have to have other jobs, so I
The only reason I look back is to check if I
I read in the
Anyone in the arts has had an experience of seeing someone who they related to doing something and thinking,
Nothing is too controversial, but you have to think about how to do it with sensitivity. I don

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