Chapter 15: A bit tacky, but it sticks.

 

“I suggested the open auditions might be just a publicity stunt. Goaded into taking part, I looked around the office for some inspiration, but all I could see were office supplies and so Johnny Sellotape was born. And his daft gimmick of attaching old jokes to his jacket would allow him to fill the required five minutes of stage time, should he forget his lines.”

*audio from Stuck: The Rise and Fall of Johnny Sellotape (BBC Radio Scotland)

Picture: The Big Issue.