As a platform artist I’ve been really lucky, the States are a great place to work. There’s a kind of circuit there. I started doing really little shows and it’s kind of like being a busker. I worked on a platform, they call it ‘the pit’, because you’re working on the floor. I like being there because that’s where the people are. So if I can engage with an audience, once I get into action because of the swagger and the look people are going to watch just to see it. I’ve heard people say, ‘what’s this guy about’ and they they’ll say, ‘I’m so sorry, you really inspired me’. I’m not a trend guy, I don’t really work on the latest trends. I tend to just want to work on making you feel a hunger inside and reigniting the passion you had, probably when you began, before you got kind of burned out. The purpose is not just making them laugh, it’s making them laugh and making a point with it. It’s all about making the client feel special.
Is there a particular moment in your career that has really stuck in your mind? I dressed up as a transvestite clown for a show once and sang about having a broken heart. Afterwards, Vidal Sassoon came on and quoted the song. My mum couldn’t believe that Vidal Sassoon had said my name. I couldn’t believe it! Even hearing him speak that night I cried like a baby, because he made you feel that you could do better.