Sunday, 6 April 2014

Comedy Fest Q&A: Gordon Southern

Comedy Fest Q&A: Gordon Southern


Comedy Fest Q&A
GORDON SOUTHERN

1)Tell us the name of your show
YOUR NEW FAVOURITE COMEDIAN

2)Which came first – the show name or the show content?
THE IDEA  WAS TO HAVE A SHOW THAT APED THE MUSIC, STYLE AND SWAGGER OF THE HIVES, WHO IN 2001 RELEASED THE ALBUM ‘YOUR NEW FAVOURITE BAND”

3)C’mon, be honest….
THE PLAN WAS TO MAKE A SORT OF COMPILATION SHOW -AS THE ALBUM  “YOUR NEW FAVOURITE BAND” IS-  BUT AS I BEGAN WRITING A LOT OF THE OLDER STUFF GOT PUSHED OUT

4)Any other working titles for the show?
FREAK-WENT FLYER. ADRENALINE MONKEY.

5)How long – honestly- have you been working on this?
18 YEARS

6)What’s been the biggest challenge of pulling this show together?
THERE’S A STORY IN IT WHICH IS QUITE HARD TO TELL… YOU’LL KNOW WHICH ONE THAT IS WHEN YOU SEE THE SHOW.

7)Who’s your biggest comedy rival – and why?
ANYONE WHO IS ON AT THE SAME TIME AS ME!

8)Who’s your biggest comedy friend – and why?
MOST OF THE CHAPS I PLAY FIVE- A –SIDE FOOTBALL WITH IN THE UK. ALL STAND UPS, MIXED ABILITY WOULD BE THE KINDEST DESCRIPTION.

9)Which show is your must see? Why?
URZILA. I DID THE COMEDY CONVOY WITH HER IN 2012 AND FELL IN LOVE WITH HER AND HER COMEDY. LOKING FORWARD TO THE FAN FICTION SHOWS TOO

10)Give us your definition of a great night out during the festival
GO TO THE CLASSIC HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS WITH THE CREW. ORDER IN SOME GREAT JAPANESE FOOD.  THEN MESS AROUND IN THE LATE SHOW

11)What goes through your mind, the minute before curtain goes up?
BLOOD, FAST. DID I REMEMBER TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING?

12)What about when you’re on stage?
BLOOD, FASTER STILL.

13)How easily distracted are you?
I LOVE A GOOD CONTRIBUTION FROM THE AUDIENCE. LAST NIGHT I GOT A CHAP FROM QUEENSLAND TO CONFESS TO MURDERING A BOY SCOUT AND KEEPING THE REMAINS IN AN ESKY. TYPICAL SUNDAY NIGHT.

14)Give us your dream comedy line up
PELLE ALMQUIST (LEAD SINGER, HIVES.) MITCH HEDBERG. PETE HOLMES. TINA FEY. AL MURRAY. BILL BAILEY. GOOD LUCK GETTING THE BUDGET FOR THAT, OH, AND ONE OF THEM IS DEAD.

15)Just finally, where will you be in 5 years’ time
KING OF COMEDY IN THE UK, OR VERY WITTY MINI CAB DRIVER WITH RESENTMENT SEETHING JUST BELOW THE SURFACE WHEN ANYONE MENTIONS COMEDY.

Gordon Southern performs his show YOUR NEW FAVOURITE COMEDIAN (AKL 6-10 May & WLG 13 -17 May) as part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider 24 April – 18 May. For more info visit www.comedyfestival.co.nz

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