New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human.
I suffer greatly from nerves. I have stage-fright badly, and it gets worse, but the stage is still my life.
I've decided the secret of parenting is benevolent neglect.
Now the point of comedy is not just looking funny, it's use of language. We have at our disposal a great language... and the imaginative, creative use of that language can be at the service of humour.
Sex is the most beautiful thing that can take place between a happily married man and his secretary.
What is extraordinary about the character of Edna - and I speak as though I am completely outside this character and I am talking to you - I'm, as it were, in the wings, and she's on stage, and every now and then she says something extremely funny, and I stand there and think: 'I wish I'd thought of that.'
One of the strangest experiences one can have is to sleep on stage, as I once did in Sydney when I'd lost the key to my flat. I had to stay at night in a bed, which conveniently was on stage because my character Sandy Stone did his monologue from a bed. To wake up looking at a shadowy auditorium is a very peculiar feeling.