Redbrick’s Charlotte Lytton interviews Chris Addison about breaking into acting and comedy, his time at the University of Birmingham and future career plans:
Hi, Chris! How did you get into stand-up comedy?
When I left the University of Birmingham, what I really wanted to do was to direct plays. About a year after college graduation I wanted something creative to do, so I ended up doing stand-up, because it’s the simplest thing you can do, in terms of organisation. I know most people will think it’s terrifying, but it really is the simplest thing to do from a logistic point of view. So that’s really why I did it, for a creative outlet.
Can you tell me something about yourself that your fans may not know?
I desperately need a wee? I don’t think there’s anything about me that I haven’t already made clear through the media and Twitter.
What upcoming projects do you have this year?
Well firstly I plan to sort out Syria, and then Mock the Week starts in June, and then I’m going to have a nice sit down, maybe with a bag of crisps.
Full interview here.