Topic: I grew up in Cumbernauld, a town developed in the 1950s about 15 minutes from Glasgow
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School was a cruel, violent place. My humor grew out of that experience, because being funny makes you more acceptable. Telling jokes was a survival impulse.

Corporal punishment was still legal then in Scotland. The slightest infraction led to a teacher demanding that you hold out your hand. A leather strap was brought down several times. It hurt unbelievably.

I left school at 16 and began working as an apprentice at Burroughs Corp. , an American company nearby. I joined a punk band but soon shifted to comedy, which led to a long string of British stage and TV roles.

In 1994, when I was 32, I moved to the U.S. and landed a role on an ABC sitcom that didn’t last long. Then I auditioned for the part of the photographer in another TV sitcom, “Suddenly Susan,” with Brooke Shields.


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It hurt unbelieveably
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:crybaby:


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. said: It hurt unbelieveably
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:crybaby:

OP sounds like a typical sweaty sock i.e. a FAG.  :mittens:


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you never grew up in Cumbernauld


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School was a cruel, violent place.
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