Will Smith

5 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT . . .

1 He has to be one of the tallest men in comedy. Weirdly, his PR man also handles Alun Cochrane and Reginald D Hunter, who are very far from shrinking midgets themselves.

2 His big TV break came with Channel 4’s Wife for William, though it was not about the posh wench who would join him in matrimony but the search for the future king’s bride. Since then he has gained some writing credits on Armando Iannucci’s Time Trumpet.

3 His party piece is entitled 6 Degrees of Bergerac in which he will link any movie you care to mention to an episode of the cop series set on Jersey. A previous show Ten Arguments I Should Have Won includes a segment in which Smith attempts to convince the BBC that they should release the John Nettles-led drama on DVD. They now have.

4 Will Smith moved to Jersey as a kid. This perhaps explains his Bergerac fetish.

5 His second favourite film of all time is Moonraker.

The Stand, Edinburgh, Fri 1 & Sat 2 Dec.

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