“I’m still very sur­prised by the amount of filthy words peo­ple shout up. Which is fine by me – I can do knob jokes all night”

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dif­fi­cult. I don’t have that much ma­te­rial on Xerxes The Great.

“I only called the show Lockipedia be­cause it sort of rhymed and the idea be­hind it al­lowed me to be a bit ran­dom. It’s not like I’m an in­ter­net geek or any­thing – I’m of an age where the in­ter­net is not the first thing I think of when I need to find some­thing out. And it’s not like Wikipedia will be su­ing me for tak­ing their idea.”

The one as­pect of mod­ern me­dia you don’t men­tion to Lock is Twit­ter. “It seems like ev­ery comic is on it – I can’t un­der­stand the need to have to com­mu­ni­cate so im­me­di­ately with a bunch of peo­ple you don’t know,” he says. “I still have dif­fi­cul­ties tex­ting – so it’s re­ally not for me, plus it’s full of ridicu­lous mean­ing­less waf­fle.”

There is, how­ever, a quite pro­lific Sean Lock on Twit­ter. “It’s not me, I have no idea who that per­son is,” he says. “He has all th­ese jokes and ev­ery­thing; it’s re­ally quite strange. The man­age­ment peo­ple I have said to me they could get it stopped if I wanted, but that sounded a bit sin­is­ter so I just left it. Why on earth some­one would go on Twit­ter and pre­tend they’re me is be­yond me.

“But then I’m the one do­ing the show called Lockipedia . . .”.

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