Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson


Author Profession: English Actor
Born: January 24, 1957
Age: 59 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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On stage, we just want to generate hysteria. We don't care about looking cool or posing.

A lot of people are obsessed with looking cool. They feel they have to look after their image.

Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong, are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.

We only have one agenda, which is to make 'em laugh their pants off. Unless they are girls, of course, when it is to make them laugh their bras off so we can get a quick look.

I've always had a kind of visual eye, and it was a pleasant exercise for that.

Richie and Eddie couldn't exist without each other. They're two halves of the same person.

There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.

From the stage I've seen people of all ages absolutely roaring at really good toilet humour.

I'm waiting for the time when I fail - because we all fail - and I'm ready, I'll take up carpentry.

I've never played a hero before so I jumped at the chance.

We had so much fun in Ghana and they are really lovely people.

I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway, but I think there's a basis to them, and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies. There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling.

Even though we work in the same field, we have an intense private life away from our professional lives.

Most modern comedy is crap.

The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing, and we laugh at our own jokes.

We have never been strictly political, only strictly funny.

You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.

I remember once having to stop performing when I thought an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually going to die because he was laughing so hard.

It only works because we still amuse each other. After we have been working with other people, it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again.

It's definitely time to stop. We're getting too old. We both realised that the show wasn't as engaging as it used to be. We were starting to look a bit ridiculous.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

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