My answer changes every five minutes. Eddie Izzard on his Definite Article tour. Richard Pryor. Paul Foot in full flow. Or newcomer Calum Stewart, 19, from Port Talbot, who this week told me he felt he’d left it a bit late starting standup. Either Victoria Wood appearing in a doorway in a slightly too tight pair of trousers, or We Are Klang back at the fringe when Greg Davies, Steve Hall, Marek Larwood and I were starting out. “Will you be long?” from a lady in Warrington.
I don’t really have an SOS track, which says something about my limitations as a DJ. But I do have this deranged two-and-a-half minute drum solo, which should confuse the crowd long enough for me to slip out the nearest exit. I spend a lot of time behind the decks wondering whether a monstrous banger is actually a little too obscene for the moment. This track might be the most obscene of them all. When I do play it, it’s worth savouring the moment.
My mum gave me a red bonnet for Christmas one year. It had three woollen phalluses bouncing off the back. She was really offended when I didn’t wear it on Boxing Day. John Early. He’s an American comic who can literally say anything and I’m in tears. Of laughter. A sketch that Sheeps did in their first show called Splay, where Alastair Roberts played a man whose organs are on the outside of his body. Extraordinary. Cold Comfort Farm is genius. I’m jealous of that book. Can you be jealous of a book? I am.
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Selecting a term
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