On paper, comedian Simon Day had it all. Protégé of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, winner of the Time Out new act of the year in 1991 and star of hit comedy series The Fast Show, success was his for the taking.
But in reality, Day was struggling to hold it all together after a lifetime of addiction – first fruit machines, then alcohol, cocaine and crack. Day’s descent from middle-class suburbia into
stealing to feed his addiction, a stint in borstal (youth prison) and his rise up the comedy ladder is tackled with self-critical honesty in Comedy and Error, his newly published autobiography launched at Blackheath Halls in June. Read more»