Interview - Rob Brydon

  • The List
  • 17 October 2011
Rob Brydon, comedian, actor, presenter and now author - interview

The comic actor answers our questions ahead of the release of his autobiography, Small Man in a Book

First record you ever bought
Apart from Rupert Bear, Propaganda by Sparks.

Last extravagant purchase you made
A cashmere scarf.

First film you saw that really moved you
Barney’s Version.

Last lie you told
I never lie.

First movie you ever went on a date to
An Officer and a Gentleman, although with hindsight I suspect she didn’t realise it was a date …

Last time you cried
The birth of my son.

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work
Slow down.

Last great meal you cooked
Steak and chips for 14 people, in Cornwall, on holiday.

First crush
A girl in Jaws 2.

Last book you read
The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

First great piece of advice you were given

Last time you were star struck
Meeting Bruce Springsteen.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Run away.

Last meal on earth – what would it be
Ribeye steak, ice cream and Flake to follow.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke
Suspicious Minds.

Last time you exploited your position to get something
A table at a fully booked restaurant.

First time you realised you were famous
Being approached by a stranger in the street.

Last time someone criticised your work
Even as we speak …

First three words your friends would use to describe you
That little shit.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
A too tight top.

First concert you ever attended
Shakin’ Stevens.

Last time you bought someone flowers
My wife’s birthday.

First object you’d save from your burning home
Fire extinguisher.

Last funny thing you saw online
A clip of Don Rickles on YouTube [see below].

First job

Last person in the world you’d sleep with
Angelina Jolie. Unless she has a change of heart …

First word you spoke
Multiculturalism. Or Dada. One or the other.

Last crime you committed
Arson, manslaughter and assisted suicide. What a night!

First song at your (potential) wedding
The Laughing Gnome [see below].

Last song at your funeral
The Laughing Gnome.

First person you’d thank in an award acceptance speech
The Laughing Gnome.

Last thing you recommended to someone
The trailer for The Hunt For Tony Blair [see below].

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
How much sleep did I get?

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
How much sleep will I get?

YouTube: Don Rickles on Dean Martin Roasts Reagan

YouTube: The Laughing Gnome song.

YouTube: Comic Strip Presents | The Hunt for Tony Blair

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