TV comedian Mark Steel sounds off about politics, divorce and Twitter

Mark Steel. Photo by Idil Sukin
Mark Steel. Photo by Idil Sukin

Mark Steel is remarkably chipper when we meet to talk about his new show, even though it’s about a miserable period in his life when Donald Trump won the White House, Nigel Farage seemed to be running Britain, and to cheer him up his wife decided to leave him, writes Veronica Lee.

But as the show’s title, Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright, suggests, the comic isn’t a man to be defeated by what life throws at him on either a personal or political level; our conversation is punctuated by laughter, and he talks about his optimism for the future.