Reason 193: He always praises his bandmates.
1st screencap: He’s clapping for them.
2nd sreencap: He’s bowing down to them.
3rd screencap: He always says how amazing they are at the beginning of his concerts.
-” I just want you to know, cause some of you may be here with a healthy dose of British skepticism, I don’t blame you, I just want you to know that if I do explode in a sort of wet splash of ecstasy, the gentlemen behind me will take care of all of your musical needs. They are an extraordinary group of musicians I gave them the name of “The Copper Bottom band” you can call them whatever you like.”- Hugh Laurie
-“I want you to know that whatever happens with me and my singing and my playing, I want you to know that the band behind me is the best band in the world. The Copper Bottom band! This ladies and gentleman is a Rolls Royce and I am the spirit of ecstasy at the front.”- Hugh Laurie
-“The musicians behind me are premium quality. They are the finest musicians in the world and whatever happens you’re in safe hands. […] Look at me, listen to them…” -Hugh Laurie
I: Is important to say your musicians are brilliant…
Hugh Laurie: Oh my god! This musicians are… you will hear things, you will hear playing of a kind that you may never hear anywhere else in your life, so… whatever I do… these guys are amazing!-
-“The only thing I know for sure is that I am playing with some of the best musicians anyone will hear anywhere.”- Hugh Laurie
-Q: What should the audience expect to see and hear [in Benaroya Hall]?
Hugh Laurie: They’ll see me in a nice suit with shiny shoes. And behind me, a collection of some of the finest musicians in the world. They will hear playing of a kind they may never hear anywhere else.-
“The amazing Kevin Breit on guitar! Next to Kevin, I think of them as the “Amazing brothers”, the equally amazing Vincent Henry! Vincent is in charge of anything blowing… anything that needs blow, that’s him. Opposite me over here, playing all the notes that I don’t know how to play on keyboards and pianos and all kinds of clever things that he does, the incredible Patrick Warren! Behind me, driving this great ship of state, he’s a a guide, counselor and a provider of five tabacos , the amazing Jay Bellerose. Over here next to Jay on the upright bass the brilliant David Piltch. “Brilliant David Piltch” is actually his official name, it’s his legal… And last but by no means least, making all of us sound better the incredible Sista Jean McClain!- Hugh Laurie. (Kiev concert)
Sources: Article: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2018320913_laurie03.html
But most of these are some intros from his concerts.