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" I'd kill to be 'Doctor Who.' Maybe they could make the Doctor two people? He has got two hearts, after all. "
" To do comedy, you have to be a pretty good actor to start with. "
" I am a feminist. I don't especially care for the term, but there it is. "
" I think of myself as naturally idle. The trouble is, the 'nothing' that I do every day is not really nothing. I potter. I muck about with emails, I make coffee, I fiddle with my computer to make sure that the book I haven't started writing is perfectly synced across all platforms and devices. "
" I'm feeling around for what happens in a post-'Peep Show' world. "
" There was a lot of terrible, terrible comedy in the seventies along with 'Fawlty Towers.' It's easy to forget. "
" It should go without saying that there are as many working-class people who hold socially liberal views as there are public-school bigots. "
" UKIP trades in the language of fear and division; it seeks power in order to reject responsibility. "
" If I hadn't got into comedy, I wouldn't have met Abbey, my wife, and I wouldn't have my two girls, and the whole thing unravels. That's the thing about being basically - whisper it quietly - happy, is that you don't really want to change anything, because once you start changing stuff, then what you've got all disappears. "
" I did 'The Frank Skinner Show,' and they gave me a little jukebox-shaped CD player, which looks nice in the kitchen. "
" Parenting girls makes you quite gender-conscious - it's almost impossible to fight the power of pink. It's not such a terrible thing to want to be a princess when you're five, but it would be nice if there were some other options. "
" I'm good at finding things to do on my own, even if it's just reading. "
" Very bad things follow when we kid ourselves that we're naturally rational, rather than the more humbling truth: naturally emotional. "
" No, feminism isn't 'over.' We need it not only to challenge injustice but because the whole gender expectations thing is bad for men, too. "
" I grew up watching British comedy on TV, really. "
" The strength of 'Peep Show' has always been that that it's quite traditional, but it's obviously presented in a very new way. "
" If I told my 18-year-old self that one day I'd have a sitcom and a sketch show on TV, I think he'd just drum his fingers and go, 'When? How long is that going to take?' "
" Missing out an apostrophe or two does not make you an idiot. But equating party allegiance with nationhood certainly makes you a thug. And thugs don't often notice that they're thugs, usually because they're also idiots. "
" Mum was an amazing parent and my best pal. The tragedy of it, really, was that she died from breast cancer just as I was becoming a man, aged 17, and we were just starting to speak as adults. She was snatched away, and it felt cruel. She made me laugh. "
" I proposed to my wife on Brighton Beach, and she said yes. That's pretty romantic. Even though I forgot to go down on one knee because I was too busy trying to compose the question. "
" I was an usher at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. You had to watch whatever play they had on 40 times. "
" I spend far too much on taxis. Now, if anyone suggests we get the Tube I say, 'The Tube! I'd forgotten about that.' "
" I'm the guy who spends 15 minutes staring out of the window wondering what to have for lunch. "
" I'm troubled by how much I like Rowan Williams. I think it reveals character flaws in myself that I'd rather not think about. The softly spoken soon-to-be-former Archbishop of Canterbury is my secret crush, my weird pash, and my guilty pleasure. "
" When the Mac ad campaign was in full swing, I quickened my pace as I went past certain bus stops. My wife told me that she loyally took a piece of chewing gum off my nose once. "
" Ed Miliband is obviously a mild guy. I don't expect him to pretend to be a pugilist. "
" We have a family holiday once a year, usually abroad, but that's it. I feel I should have holidays for my family's sake, but I'm not that adventurous. "
" My childhood was as heavily gendered as any you would find in a working-class household in Lincolnshire. "
" Feminism is an attack on social practices and habits of thought that keep women and men boxed into gender roles that are harmful. "
" He likes 'Confetti,' and he doesn't like 'Star Wars.' I think that just relieves us from the burden of ever having to take Mark Kermode seriously again. "
" Labour is at its best when it remembers its moral fury. "