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Steve Coogan | work

If you start to disrespect the character you’re playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it’s all technique. It’s like watching a juggler – you can be impressed by it, but it’s not going to touch you in any way.

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Steve Coogan success

Steve Coogan | success

I did not become successful in my work through embracing or engaging in celebrity culture. I never signed away my privacy in exchange for success.

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funny Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan | funny

The great thing is that the funny side of getting old is fuel for my comedy.

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funny Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan | funny

But with comedy it’s a simple premise. If it’s funny, people laugh. If it’s not, they don’t.

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Steve Coogan | funny

I think it’s always funny when you see kids do Shakespeare.

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funny Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan | funny

If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don’t know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. But with comedy it’s a simple premise. If it’s funny, people laugh. If it’s not, they don’t.

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funny Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan | funny

The trick is always to write in pairs because if at least two people find it funny, you’ve immediately halved the odds of it not being funny.

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Famous Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan | famous

I have never wanted to be famous, as such – fame is a by-product.

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Famous Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan | famous

Actually, bizarrely, in America, I get more appreciation from the odd, unusual stuff I’ve done, almost because I’m not, if you like, famous in America as I am in England.

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computers Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan | computers

I am of the very last generation who didn’t have computers at school. As we grow old we’ll become something of an aberration.

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