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Lee Mack Looks Back

Is there a better way to kick off a new blog than with an exclusive blockbuster celebrity interview? Probably not, but unfortunately this isn’t a perfect world and Brad Pitt doesn’t always return phone calls. Comedian Lee Mack does, however, so at least I had the opportunity to interview him at his not-so-humble abode...

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Mack: "I remember jumping on the was a big thing for me."

When Lee Mack was 22, the smell of success was all around him. Unfortunately, it wasn’t his own. The Southport born comedian — real surname McKillop — spent his youth working for a living at stables in Australia, cleaning out after Red Rum. At that point, serving the three-times Grand National winner was as close to achievement as Mack had been in his life, despite long harbouring his own ambitions.

“At 16 I knew I wanted to be a comedian, but didn’t really know what that meant,” the 40-year-old admits openly. “I left school and worked in a number of manual jobs before I went to Australia — and even that I did because I thought you needed to be worldly wise to be a stand-up.”

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May 3, 2009 Posted by | Interviews | , , , | 2 Comments