Instead of telling that story, Miliband wants to pretend to be someone else. Someone 'more' normal. Yet he doesn't have the wherewithal to fake it. Crucially - and he hasn't realised this yet - he doesn't have the need to, either. His real persona is a more trustworthy vote-winner than his fake one.
Comedy, like almost everything else in the world, goes through different phases. Inspired by the success of Curb Your Enthusiasm, there's been an increasing number of improvised comedies being produced or in the pipeline. But after distinctly mixed reviews for Jeff Garlin's Dealin' with Idiots and Christopher Guests Family Tree, is this a sustainable format?