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“The first few weeks of joining Weight Watchers, you’re just finding your feet.” As well as speaking quickly, Carr does something else which I didn’t notice him doing when I last interviewed him six years ago. No friends and family coming along.’’ Can he remember any of his early jokes? There was only one way out.” His background was indeed middle class.

He laughs easily, a double beat that fades away into an upper register: Ha-haaah! “I started out deliberately deadpan, but now I do laugh more. “Um, yeah, there was this one where I said: You hear about boxers saying ‘I’m from the ghetto and there was only one way out’. His father, from whom he is now estranged, was an accountant in Slough. But you can’t stay grumpy when you have to think of jokes each day.

“Then the lift door opened.” Carr tells anecdotes almost as succinctly as he tells jokes, talking quickly and using the f-word in the casual way that others use dashes and semi colons. Now, I’m paid to have funny thoughts, which was all I ever wanted.” His meltdown came after he graduated from Cambridge and drifted into a job in marketing that he loathed.

“I like to write a joke without any fat on it,” he says. I cater for people with ADD, basically.” He certainly employs a lot of these short jokes in his live shows. One from his new DVD gives a flavour of his comic voice. He gave up work, had therapy, renounced his Catholicism, lost his virginity and decided to become a comedian. I didn’t let anyone know I was doing it for the first six months.

It also features many of the stars of nineties TV show Spaced, which was the trio’s first project together.

Pegg said: 'It’s funny to be here in Leicester Square and walk down this carpet 10 years after making Shaun Of The Dead.

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