The Horror –
Dec. 29, 2020 – Boyle told Theroux he was drinking vodka as a child and “was definitely up for drinking on my own from my teens”.
When asked whether he was still functional and managing to hold down jobs, Boyle said: “Just. I was just getting to the stage where I wasn’t. I was in comedy when I stopped. To an extent you can do it drunk. You can certainly do 20 minutes drunk.” … He said: “I thought, ‘This isn’t good. This is getting to the stage where you either have to give up or die.’ So I gave up. I found it relative easy compared to other people. I didn’t fall off the wagon and go back on a lot or whatever.”
The comedian added that people would message him on social media to ask advice about giving up alcohol, but that those DMs had “dried up” considerably during lockdown.