Jack Dee to tour again

Now he's finished work on Lead Balloon

Jack Dee is preparing to go on tour again, having finished work on the latest series of Lead Balloon.

He said: ‘It’s time to get back to doing stand-up again because I can never do more than one thing at a time.

‘It’s not as if I can write Lead Balloon in the day then do stand-up in the evening; it just doesn’t work like that for me. I like to have one project on at a time.’

Dee – who last toured in 2009 – told the Aberdeen Press & Journal that has returned to the clubs to work up material for the shows.

‘It’s almost exactly 25 years since I first went on stage at the Comedy Store and started plodding around doing open spots at clubs, and now I’m doing a very similar process 25 years later, he said.

And he denied he shared the jealousy his screen character Rick Spleen has for the up-and-coming acts he feels threatened by.

‘I know most of them anyway and I don’t feel they’re taking my place,’ he said of the younger generation. ‘I feel my space is moving all the time anyway and I think that happens in a career like this.’

Click here for the full interview.

Published: 28 May 2011

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