British funnyman Steve Coogan is set to tour as a stand-up comic for the first time in a decade - and he's terrified.
The Tropic Thunder star is the latest comedian to turn back to his stage roots after finding Hollywood fame, joining the likes of Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy, who is still planning his return to comedy clubs.
Coogan insists the time feels right for him to hit the stage circuit again - but he's not looking forward to nightly stand-up routines.
He says, "I'm doing it because I want to do it, not because I have to do it, and I miss doing it, and it scares me.
"I'm excited by the prospect of doing it and terrified... When you perform live is there's no ambiguity. People either laugh or they don't."