by Laurence Clark
FHM July 2011
The comedy groupies I love the most are the autograph hunters. Because my cerebral palsy affects my co-ordination, my handwriting is somewhat erratic, so my signature is never ever the same twice. I always patiently explain this but it doesn’t deter them. Once after a show someone collected up about 50 posters of me from around the theatre and then stood over me whilst I signed each and every one – by the end my efforts weren’t so much a signature as a random scribble! The worst kind of autograph requests are the ones with books that have sheets of tissue paper between each page. I once pressed down with the pen so hard on the page of someone’s book that I tore a small hole in it. So I told him it was an integral part of my signature and he bought into it!