Talking to Metro the Mock The Week host said: ‘There are two ways for stand-ups to get on TV – either Live at the Apollo, which you need a lot of material for, or doing a panel show. Stand-up still takes years to get up the ladder.
‘Very few people get plucked from nowhere. You have to do your time and Edinburgh Festival after Edinburgh Festival. It’s not like The X Factor and no one wants to hear comedy from a very young person. It’s the slowest path in show business and long may that continue.’
However he did have some advice for any budding comedians out there: ‘Do as many gigs as you can. It’s not a difficult industry to get in to. It’s a lot of hassle but if you love performing you don’t see it as a hassle.’
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