Nobody really wants to see a film or a play or read a book about a person who had a great life, successful in their career and lucky in love!
And whilst everybody would love to have that life, it's not very compelling! In fact, it's boring!!
It's far more interesting to hear about somebody who has made a rip-roaring arse of themselves and fucked everything up!
Just another day in the life of Raymond Mearns - an argumentative, raging, judgemental, grammar Nazi!
I might be wrong but I'll never admit it, these are all essential character defects for a successful career in stand-up comedy!
‘Improvisational genius' Frankie Boyle.
‘Funny and cathartic' Scotsman