I would watch something amazing in the afternoon, like a film by De Sica, Bicycle Thieves, a classical piece of Italian cinema – you would cry, you would feel artistically cleansed ... He didn't begin writing till he was 35, and at school he was borderline remedial, dribble hanging out his mouth, no signs of potential. They just missed, literally by a year, all that's happened to me. “He could be talking about how I’m putting myself across so I thought: ‘clothes in the bin’. A former key member of the ‘skinny-jeaned and skinnier hair’ breed of British comedians, the Essex boy is on his second marriage, has just become a father and is adopting a more adult look. Russell Kane's best ever Christmas present was a bike his dad made for him.” I think we are naturally quite reckless.’ It’s a good year for recklessness. Brendon Burns (2007) Before winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award, what was the best thing you had ever won?I’m not sure I’d ever won anything before that, beyond sporting trophies as a kid.‘It must be irritating for actors and directors because comedians muscle in everywhere,’ Lucy Porter muses.‘We’re like, “yeah we’ll have a go at that, why not?
“I went downstairs in my dressing gown and this window cleaner was touting for work.
“In the last year I’ve been married and had a baby.
I’ve changed my hair, I’ve changed my look, I’ve thrown all my eyeliner in the bin.
I have no co-ordination and I loathe all forms of sport.
And Ludovico Einaudi, a horribly mawkish mainstream composer. A man stuck at the age of 17 who's finally found what he wants to do and is ready to start ageing.