He's also in his element hosting quiz shows, and reveals his three children from a former marriage have nicknamed him 'Factoid' - "Because I'm full of useless facts!" He adds: "I know all kinds of weird and wonderful things, I read New Scientist, I'm interested in quantum physics, I'm a real history buff - Elizabethan and Roman history - I could bore the pants off you
about dinosaurs or anything you want to know."
It doesn't have the vindictive nature of Home Alone and it never threatens to bore the pants off you
like 1999's Bicentennial Man.
The warm and mutually supportive social relationships which the oldies remember - and sometimes we bore the pants off you
by going on about it - began to re-emerge in front of our very eyes.
Frankly, I am not a pushover for this playwright's brand of comedy which consists, to my mind, of an unrelenting barrage of commonplace one-liners that are meant to reflect life's little ironies and frequently bore the pants off you
They are one-dimensional and bore the pants off you
They bore the pants off me and they probably bore the pants off you