Seann Walsh tells me that he has just missed his lift from his flat in West London to Kidderminster, where he has a gig tonight. But he is not overly fussed about the delay because it means he has a chance to chill out, lie back on his sofa and watch an episode of Star Trek: Next Generation before catching a train later.

“I’m actually quite envious of the characters on Star Trek,” he reveals. “While I’m sitting here watching on my sofa, they get to be teleported across the universe. I think they should be made to watch a video of me having to get the Tube to King’s Cross and then change trains twice on the way to Kidderminster.”

In his new stand-up show, The Lie-In King, Seann discusses such subjects as smart phones, adverts, the difficulty of getting a signal or reading maps on a mobile, and why Lucozade should be advertised as a hangover cure.

The show, which was nominated for a Fosters Comedy Award at 2013’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is a comic dissection of the difficulties of moving into a place on your own and trying– and miserably failing – to sort your life out.

“I was looking for the main thing that had happened to me since my last show – that was the moving in on my own,” explains Seann. “It’s been a bit of a disaster, so it’s the perfect thing to talk about on stage.

“I didn’t realise this, but it’s obvious to most people that when you view a flat, it’s really important that it’s in a nice, quiet, safe area. Another thing I didn’t know is it is vital that the flat is sun-facing – I’d never even heard that phrase before. But now I understand that daylight should be there. The problem was, when I first viewed the flat, I didn’t think of any of those things. I just said, ‘This looks nice. I’ll put the TV there’.”

“It’s also a basement flat, so when I open the curtains in the morning, it actually gets darker. I told a friend this and he laughed. That’s when I thought, ‘I don’t have to contrive anything for this show. I’ve got it!’”

The comic hosts his own TV show on Comedy Central, Seann Walsh World, and stars in new sitcom Big Bad World. But he still believes that nothing beats the buzz of live stand-up.

“I know that even with the best comedians, something is lost in between the TV and the sofa. That sheet of glass on the TV screen stops the comedian’s personality coming through. A wonderful magic goes missing somehow, and the moment is gone.

A lot of Seann’s best material is about TV. He reflects on why it plays such a pivotal role in his act.

“I went for years without watching telly, but now I think it’s the most important thing. Most of my friends are not TV people – they’re phone or internet people. That’s their escapism.

“But I don’t find escapism in that. Phones and the internet are all about connection – and that’s the opposite of escapism. I don’t want to connect with anyone when I’m sitting in my boxers eating macaroni cheese. I want to watch TV that has nothing to do with me. I want to watch Sky Sports News, find out what Paul Merson thinks about the Gareth Bale transfer and think ‘I have got nothing to do with this’.”

Seann, who has been nominated for Chortle Best Breakthrough Act and Chortle Best Compere, says: “Twitter means that effectively everyone has my phone number now. Anyone can text me at any time. I now live in a weird world where I wake up, check my phone and in my bed a stranger has called me a ‘nasally, long-haired idiot’ – lovely!

“At least when I’m watching Sky Sports News, I know Matthew Le Tissier is not going to look down the lens and call me ‘an unfunny idiot’ – at least I sincerely hope he’s not. If that happens, it’s over. We have to draw a line somewhere.”

  • The Lie-In King is at The Ark Theatre, off Elstree Way, Borehamwood on Saturday, November 2 at 8pm. Details: 020 8238 7288,