Rob Beckett, Brighton Dome, Church Street, Sunday, April 9

LONDONER Rob Beckett started performing stand-up in 2009 and is now recognisable from appearances on television shows Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and more. He hosts BBC’s Red Nose Day coverage from 7pm tonight.

Red Nose Day is just me reading an autocue, innit. Forget about the fundraising and the history of it, it’s just a geezer speaking into a camera. If I get it wrong I get it wrong. It’s not going to help think ing about how it’s a national institution. All I’ve got to do is go out and be funny. I’m going to be in a hottub for a bit of it, I think.

My tour has spiralled out of control. More and more people wanted to come so we added new shows, but Brighton will be the last one. I need a big break after that. I haven’t burnt out because I’ve changed material a lot. I would have gone mad if I’d kept the same material.

I don’t talk about politics in my show. I talk about getting married and having a kid and the funny stuff that has happened to me over the last year. I’m basically going to say the funniest things that I know. I try just to be as funny as I can and everything else will sort itself out.

I have to make myself seem hyper and lively even if I might not feel that way all the time. You know when you’re going out and you’ve had one or two beers? You’re excited about the weekend and having a laugh. I want to encapsulate that feeling. If you walk out in front of 1,800 people in Brighton you’re going to be a bit giddy. You wouldn’t be human if you weren’t. An hour before a show I might be talking to my mum while having a Lemsip, wondering whether I have anything left.

I worked at a flower market and at the council before becoming a comedian. There’s nothing wrong with doing that but I’m so thankful now that people come and see me perform. I worked in a pub and as a cricket steward, too. It don’t tell stories in my comedy about those jobs, exactly, more about the individuals I met along the way.

If you said to me “you can do anything in the world”, I’d probably just want to have a pizza and play FIFA in my pants. My life has changed but I still do normal things. I’ve got a kid, so we get up and watch Cbeebies, go for a walk in the park, have dinner, go to bed. I’m not doing anything different to before. I’ve got a nice house but everything else is regular. All my mates and family are normal, so we all do normal things.

Me and [fellow comedian] Romesh Ranganathan take our kids to the soft play park all the time. We’ve both sold out Hammersmith Apollo! We don’t know where else to go.

It’s a bit strange if people speak to me in public when I’m with my kid. Before Christmas my kid was screaming and someone came up to me and said: “You’re from Mock the Week, aren’t you?” You don’t want to be rude but the kid’s the priority. Generally, though, it’s fine and lovely.

TV shows can be intimidating and scary but I’ve got used to it. I’ve got a loud, busy family so it’s not unfamiliar to me. I get more time to speak on 8 Out of 10 Cats than I do when I go round my mum’s for dinner. That’s a lot more stressful.