Interview: Johnny Vegas

Interview: Johnny Vegas

Interview: Johnny Vegas

First published in Comedy

Comedian Johnny Vegas first became a household name starring in the ITV Digital adverts alongside Ben Miller’s Monkey, and now has a successful sitcom and film career.

He currently stars in Ideal and Benidorm on the small screen.

Johnny will appear in Chop Shop on the Discovery Channel on Monday at 10pm.

If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be?
The old answer is a lift technician, but I think it would probably be Jeremy Kyle. Only one of us would come out.

Do you have any superstitions?
Not really. I did once see 35 magpies and that freaked me out a bit. I don’t know what that portends.

If you could only have one song on your iPod, what would it be?
Something by The Who. Maybe Behind Blue Eyes, or anything from Quadrophenia.

When was the last time you cried and why?
I’m not really one for crying, but it was probably over a sad film. Oh, hang on, it was American History X, last night. I’m more prone to sulk than to cry. If I cried every time I sulked I’d spend my life dehydrated.

What’s your indulgence?
Sky Movies, and Guinness. From a health point of view, the thing I indulge in most that I shouldn’t, is cheese.

How environmentally friendly are you?
I’m learning.

How many texts do you send in a day?
A few. It’s an easy way to communicate without having to actually have a conversation.

Who’s the most famous person in your mobile phone?
Probably Paul Whitehouse, but a couple of years from now it will be my mate Tony. He was in Emmerdale a while back but he’s a screenwriter now and absolutely brilliant. He’s just signed up for a project with Sean Bean and Paddy Considine.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d like to not have gout. I cut loads of things out of my diet and it turned out it wasn’t the drink that caused it, but the cheese. Who gets gout from cheese?

What were you doing this time yesterday?
I was driving up through North London, sat in traffic, shouting at a bloke in a Saab.

What will you be doing this time tomorrow?
Hopefully I’ll be on a flight to Ireland, sorting out a bit of business.


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