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I failed to get into drama school, and my best friend told me I should do stand-up instead. I was always doing gags and voices, so he booked a gig for me without telling me. I only had four days to write it. I did a seven-minute set; the first four minutes were terrible, but the last two were amazing.

I find myself by default an atheist but fairly unhappily so. It would be bloody marvelous if there was a god.

I have an addictive personality. Boarding school merely sent me more quickly on the downward spiral that dominated my childhood.

I think it's important never to look yourself up on Wikipedia. I think the temptation to correct any interesting factual errors would be too much.

I'm best known as a stand-up comedian, but I'm a good actor in the right role.

I'm more pompous and self-assured and determined that if - you know - if the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed.

If you want something Scottish, go get yourself a kilt.

Jim Henson was an absolute genius.

Britain is obsessed with political correctness.

Catholicism has the clerical equivalent to a nut allergy - even a small exposure to change, and the whole thing will go into anaphylactic shock.

I am not racked with self-loathing. Some issues of guilt and shame, but I'm a pretty good guy.

I don't mind not being cool; I wear a cardigan.

I find it hard to get enthusiastic about hotels because, as a touring comic, I spend a lot of time in them.

I rarely fly, for environmental reasons more than anything else.

I realised that to compare your insides with other people's outsides leads to unhappiness.

I stumbled on a joke idea and style that worked, the audience went with it and, from that moment on, I was hooked. It's an amazing feeling.

I went to China for a brief working visit, and I thought that Shanghai was interesting, but Beijing totally grabbed me.

I'd rather be happy than right.

If you go on stage with an agenda, you have to accept not everyone's going to agree with it.

My purist comedy friends accuse me of being a Jack of all trades and master of none.