Now here’s a blast from the past. There was a time when Elton was royalty in comic circles having earned his chops as a writer on cult classic shows such as The Young Ones and Blackadder. Much loved by the Guardian set, we can only assume writing the smash hit musical We Will Rock You along with Queen has afforded him a champagne socialist lifestyle long since detached from his ‘right-on’, left-wing leanings. He’s written 16 novels and remains prolific in film writing and directing. However, a 15-year break from the stand-up scene may dim the spotlight on this.