‘I am nervous now about being taken out of context,’ comedian Michael said on the Richard Herring prodcast.
‘What do you do if something is taken in the wrong way? Is that a career-ender when you are being ironic?
‘It is a massive thing and it is on the horizon and I have to deal with it.
‘In a good way, it is going to make me sit down and think about stand-up and think about where Johnny is and where I am and what I want to do with comedy.’
He continued: ‘I won’t lie, acting is a real comfort zone as it is written. You can turn up and mess about on the day but it is nothing like the pressure of being Johnny again.
‘So, I don’t think I am brave enough to do it without it. But I know when I turn up at gigs I have always gone, “Oh no I am going to fail,” and Johnny goes out and comes out with something I could never come up with.
While Michael admitted that stepping out as himself would be a ‘struggle’, he is keen to make the switch.
‘When I am directing I am confident as Michael,’ he added.
‘I want to be confident either as Michael or Johnny. I want to say, “This is me now. I have moved on a bit. I have changed a bit”.’
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