Limmy has a new BBC2 series on the way - interview

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  • 16 February 2011
Interview - Limmy discusses Doop, Yazz and looking like a fanny.

Glaswegian funnyman on Doop, Yazz and sounding like a fanny

First record you ever bought
The Only Way Is Up, by Yazz and the Plastic Population.

First film you saw that really moved you
Watership Down.

Last lie you told
An email where I said I was too busy to do something, when I’m not.

First movie you ever went on a date to
I can’t remember. Maybe Howard the Duck.

Last time you cried

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work
Check Twitter and Facebook, but I do that when I’m working as well.

Last great meal you cooked
I’ve never cooked a great meal.

First crush
A lassie in primary one. Don’t worry, I was in primary one as well. As a pupil.

Last book you read
A book about Pablo Escobar, which I never finished.

First great piece of advice you were given
Long, long forgotten.

Last time you were star struck
Robert Carlyle walking past me in 2009. I thought ‘It’s Robert Carlyle’.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Ban everything. Absolutely everything.

Last meal on earth – what would it be?

First song you’ll sing at karaoke
‘Doop’, by Doop.

Last time you exploited your position to get something
I’ve never done that. Honest.

First time you realised you were famous
The day I say I’m famous is the day I sound like a fanny.

Last time someone criticised your work
Today. Somebody online saying I’m shite.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Alright. Selfish. Selfish.

First concert you ever attended
The Orb at the Barrowlands, around 1992.

Last time you bought someone flowers
I don’t think I’ve ever done that.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
Ah, this is nice.

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
Comedy things, computer things, making things up.

What do you find hilariously funny (but shouldn’t)?

Which living person do you most respect?
My girlfriend Lynn. To show her any disrespect would incur a fate worse than death.

What’s your worst habit?

What’s your favourite TV show?
Breaking Bad.

Is the glass half-full of half-empty?
It’s the same thing.

Where’s your ‘quiet place’?
The Kelvin Walkway.

Limmy’s Show: Series 2, BBC2 Scotland, Thu 17 Feb, 10pm.

Limmy's Show: Pilot Episode (Part 1 of 3)

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