” If you do something very successful, you will then be defined by it. “


” I’ve always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy. Making people laugh one moment and the next making them feel really uncomfortable. “


” 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 see a comedian there. They’ll all be standing at the sides, looking at how it all fits together. “


” 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 you should get out of your system in your youth. “


” If you chase something too desperately, it eludes you. “


” If you start to disrespect the character you’re playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it’s all technique. It’s like watching a juggler – you can be impressed by it, but it’s not going to touch you in any way. “


” I’ve always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy. “


” Going to a grammar school, you mixed with all sorts of different types and I used to listen to how they talked. When I did my imitations, I could sound like someone really rough, or I could sound like a cabinet minister. “


” If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don’t know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. “



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If you do something very successful, you will then be defined by it.
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When you see a crowd of people jumping up and down at a pop concert, all gloriously in the moment, I don
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 you should get out of your system in your youth.
If you chase something too desperately, it eludes you.
If you start to disrespect the character you
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Going to a grammar school, you mixed with all sorts of different types and I used to listen to how they talked. When I did my imitations, I could sound like someone really rough, or I could sound like a cabinet minister.
If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don

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