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Kirsty Young talks to comedian Lee Mack.

Kirsty Young interviews the comedian Lee Mack.

He writes and stars in the BBC One hit show "Not Going Out". His stand-up tours do great business and his lightening sharp comedy reflexes are also put to good use on a number of prime-time panel shows.

His first ever performance was doing impressions for his school mates, but it took him more than ten years to pluck up the courage to step on stage. Leaving school with two O'levels and a cheeky grin, he had a stint as Red Rum's stable boy and a bash at being a professional darts player.

He says of his comedy career "I'm the kind of person that, if I don't think it's hard work, I worry that it's not worthwhile. I have to feel as if I've struggled a bit."

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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45 minutes

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Fri 4 Oct 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • The Jam

    That's Entertainment

    • Weller Hit Parade.
    • ISLAND.
  • Adam Faith

    What Do You Want

    • The Hits of 1960.
  • Adam and the Ants

    Beat My Guest

    • Adam Ant: Antics In The Forbidden Zone.
  • Queen & David Bowie

    Under Pressure

    • Queen: Absolute Greatest.
  • Joy Division


    • Atmosphere.
  • James

    Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)

    • James Pleased To Meet You.
    • MERCURY.
  • Third World

    Now That We've Found Love

    • Pure Reggae – Volume One.
    • ISLAND.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Van Morrison

      Astral Weeks

      • Van Morrison Astral Weeks.
      • WARNER.
  • Book Choice

    • A Brief History Of Time - Stephen Hawking

  • Luxury Choice

    • Coffee machine, coffee, fridge, milk and teaspoon


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Lee Mack
Producer Isabel Sargent


  • Sun 29 Sep 2013 11:15
  • Fri 4 Oct 2013 09:00

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