Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Nathan Caton

Following the success of last year's Straight Outta Middlesex tour Nathan Caton is back. He's keeping it real and keeping it funny, dissecting all things from the personal to the political in his brand new show The Pursuit Of Happiness.

Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Caton has appeared on BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2’s Mock The Week, The Premier League Show, The Apprentice: You’re Fired Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, The Superhuman Show and It Was Alright in The 70’s, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4’s Now Show, News Quiz, BT Sport’s The Football’s On and his hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom, Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing.

He is also host of the Facebook Live series for Goal.com aptly named Studs Up.

His UK tour starts on September 14 at Colchester Arts Centre and finishes at Norwich Arts Centre on December 4.

Full details here. 

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1. What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)?

 
Maybe say a little prayer in my head that all goes well, or quickly scan the audience one last time or try my hardest not to trip and buckle while walking on stage.
 

2. What irritates you?

 
So many little things...
 
When you order a toasted sandwich in Subway and they take it out of the toaster and just leave it on the side for ages until the salad guy is ready. What's the point of getting it toasted if it's now going to be stone cold?!
 
People who have big cars when they clearly can't drive them. The car's too big for you; downgrade or get off the road!
 
Drivers who drive really slow until the green light changes to amber then all of a sudden they remember where the accelerator is and speed off and you get stuck at the red light.
 
When people call me while I'm watching sports and they KNOW that I'm watching sports.
 

3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

 
When I was 11 I gave my mum some sarcastic backchat.
 

4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?

 
See question 3.
 

5. What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?

 
No Answer
 
  
Interview continues here.

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