God hates me

Sadowitz shares his misery

Jerry Sadowitz says he isn't successful because God hates him.

The furious, foul-mouthed comic suffers depression, and says the only time "life makes sense" is when he's on stage.

Sadowitz also has a colonic condition that requires him to administer an enema to himself twice a day, which contributes to his misery.

In an interview with the Scottish edition of the Sunday Times, he said: "I've never been allowed to have anything I've wanted. I wanted to perform because that's the only time life makes sense to me. Can't do that.

"I just wanted a nice flat where I could put my books and props. Can't have that. I have to live in some tiny bedsit in Camden, with all my stuff lying around in bin bags.

"Maybe a girlfriend? Nope. I'd like some relief from depression and illness). No chance whatsoever. God hates me; it's just that f****** simple. I accepted that fact a long time ago.

"He looked at Frank Skinner and said: give him millions of pounds, a television series and a mansion. He looked at me and said: give him some horrible disease and a life of misery. I really wish he hadn't, but what can I do about it?"

"It's too much to bear. I don't know what I did to annoy God. But it must have been something pretty serious."

Sadowitz was talking to promote his appearances at the Glasgow Comedy festival and short Scottish tour (Dates)

The full interview

Published: 14 Mar 2004

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