David Walliams thinks that comedy is a form of control.
The 50-year-old TV star - who is best known for creating and starring in the BBC sketch show 'Little Britain' alongside Matt Lucas in the early 2000s - believes that comedians tend to take themselves more seriously when compared to rock stars because a comedian's "worst fear" is to be laughed at when they're not in control of the joke.
He said: "[Fellow comedian] Ben Miller is a friend of mine and he said the comedian’s worst fear is being laughed at. I guess doing comedy is a way of controlling people laughing at you so you make it that you are part of the joke. Perhaps if you’re unusual looking, or you have been mocked for some reason, or you are often drawn to comedy because you think, ‘OK, maybe I can harness this.’ When I dance, normally people laugh. I’m not trying to be funny, I’m just trying to dance. I realised there’s something ludicrous about me that I can’t help."
The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge has reunited with former co-star Matt, 48, as part of this year's Comic Relief Red Nose Day telethon and the pair have revived their 1990s sketch show 'Rock Profile' which sees the funnymen dress up as music stars and stage a series of spoof interviews, this time parodying the likes of Miley Cyrus, Billie Elish and Lewis Capaldi for the charitable cause.
David told the Metro newspaper: "We wanted to do new characters. Obviously quite a few people have become famous in the music world since we last did the show so it seemed only right that we should move it on. It’s good to be doing something again with Matt and it’s great to be doing something for Comic Relief. You have to make them as funny as you can. You get the fun stuff and then you get asked for money."
'Red Nose Day' airs on BBC One tonight (18.03.22) from 7pm.