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Johnny Vegas has claimed that Daniel Kitson made him quit standup – but is vowing to return and find "closure". "Kitson is the reason I stopped stand-up," the comedy website Chortle quotes Vegas as saying at the Leicester comedy festival. "I did three gigs with him. On the first, I thought, 'This is brilliant, I've got to pull my socks up and get my act together.' On the second, I felt I'd gone 15 rounds with the comedic Mike Tyson. And on the third, I felt I'd seen comedy take its next evolutionary step … I thought I would never have the talent to match that." Vegas also addressed his unease with fame, saying that "the most fun I had was with gigs where I was a complete unknown and »

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