People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
Honestly, sometimes I get really fed up of my subconscious - it's like it's got a mind of its own.
Most of the Communists I knew were nice people.
I've accentuated the look over the years. As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death.
If someone starts agreeing with me, I don't like it. Out of pique, I become something else.
If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'
I did six series for the BBC and that was enough. I've been writing for ten years, which is more challenging artistically.
But as in all cults, what's central to the Communist Party is the belief system and the elimination of nuance. From there you're very slowly led down the road to fanaticism and mass murder.
You can't do comedy with a beard.
I would say I was still a Marxist - which is not to be confused with being a Communist. Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.
Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'... they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git.
I have a lot of nice Italian winter clothes that make me look like a sophisticated Lebanese professor, so my friend Robert and I go around pretending to be experts in Arabic politics. It doesn't work in the summer though. I don't have the right clothes.
Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.
I am quite girly.
I suppose the common idea of me is that I'm going to be someone who's hyper and cracking jokes all the time, but people who meet me are soon disabused of that notion.
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