Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee.
My first public impression was my French teacher, Derek Swift.
Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.
I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
People may say that what I do is very clever, but it's not really at all. It's not Swift.
I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure. It is rather frightening.
I've no idea what they make of me. People usually don't recognise themselves in an impression.
I'm much more used to the TV shows, which are demanding to write and perform but very fulfilling.
British politics is more nuanced. Part of the problem with New Labour is that they are a moving target.
In a more intellectually rigorous age, I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all. I would just be a topical comedian.