The joke that you loved but no one else did?
“Paul Manafort is often mistaken for a mermaid by confused sailors”
The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?
Probably anything from my early set, I did a lot of stuff that was more shock than funny, and a lot of stuff that was supposed to be self deprecating that was actually just self hating.
The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?
Everyone who was a comedian on TV when I was growing up, I was obsessed with comedians from such a young age, and quite disparate too, from The Marx Brothers to Ben Elton to Jimmy Cricket. It was seeing Josie Long win the BBC New Comedian Of The Year competition at the age of 16 that finally made me give it a go.
The last thing that made you cry with laughter?
This from Roger Quimbly on Twitter @rogerquimbly “Does ‘heinous’ rhyme with ‘penis’ or ‘anus’? To win a prize, send your one word answer to Piers Morgan. Good luck!” Sends me into fits of giggles every time I see it.
The Stand 2
2 – 26th August (not 13th)