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I hummed the Dies Irae as you played the Hallelujah.

I think about all of those phases that I went through and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break.
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But you cannot be what God made you.

"I’ve always felt that comedy doesn’t just come from misery," he says. "It comes from an absurdity around that misery. We’re all dying—any of this anxiety is ridiculous." Shows are cathartic for Amstell; he knows that an anecdote is worth telling when "it’s something that I would never want to say out loud—that I can’t bear the idea of someone knowing it about me. Then I end up saying it and people laugh and I feel cleansed."
Simon Amstell for Interview, June 2014.

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