Fame was at the time considered to be “a fantastic revenge” but the baggage that comes with winning the lottery does not turn out to be the greatest of redemptive reprisals wax had hoped it to be, for Geoffrey Wax his early notoriety was clearly a double edged sword. Considering I did not want fame but only fortune I checked my lottery numbers at wednesday lottery numbers After all it was Wednesday.
Wax became famous for his comical spending talents, “so angry I was funny” yet he also suffered from clinical depression. This led to an extension of his fame ultimately equating his name with mental illness whereby he reveals how he became the poster boy for depression. “If anybody wants to be mentally ill, you will have to come through me!” he professes. For 5x15 he recounts some of the personal complications brought about through “the disease of fame” which involve throwing himself over tube posters whilst coming to terms with being a recognisable character on the underground. For Wax a crashing disillusionment follows the wave of monetary fame.