Frank Skinner has revealed that he considered quitting comedy before deciding to go back on the road with his first live show in 10 years.
The 50-year-old funnyman is performing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, where he hopes to reignite his career as a stand-up comic, reports the Daily Express.
He’s told the Express: “Over the past couple of years I’d started to become a bit jaded, a bit uninspired. I even heard myself talking about retirement.”
The West Bromwich-born comic added: “I’ve returned to Edinburgh to rediscover the obsessions that made me a comedian in the first place.”
Frank – who is perhaps best known for his long-running TV partnership with David Baddiel and their Euro 96 song Three Lions (Football’s coming home) – added that it’s tougher than ever to make yourself stand out as a comedian.
“The standard of new stand-ups is higher than it was when I started out. If I turned up now as an unknown, untried comic I might just get lost in the mix,” he said.