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Skinner: Insecure comics are good

Frank Skinner says he still has insecurities.

The host of Opinionated and the new series of Room 101 believes it's healthy not to be too confident.

He said: "I think I'm probably a combination (of confident and insecure) and that's quite important.

"I had a mate in comedy and I saw him do a gig. It started off with the crowd quite indifferent, then some booing, and by the end they were throwing beer mats at him.

"I thought, 'Oh man, this is terrible' and he came and sat next to me and said, 'That went all right!'

"I knew he'd never be a comic, because if you are a comedian in your bones, you need for that sort of thing to hurt. You need to promise yourself you're going to get better."

He added: "You need that insecurity, and pain, I suppose."

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