Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Comedy Fest Q&A - James Nokise

Comedy Fest Q&A - James Nokise


Comedy Fest Q&A
JAMES NOKISE
(2013 FRED Award nominee – NZ BEST SHOW)

1)Tell us the name of your show
The Bronaissance

2)Which came first – the show name or the show content?
Name

3)C’mon, be honest….
Seriously – It's a collaboration between myself and several artists. So maybe it's better to say the idea popped up first.

4)Any other working titles for the show?
Skuxology..... If it was a food show: Bronappetite..

5)How long – honestly- have you been working on this?
Over a year, I came up with the idea just before last year’s comedy festival when I realised I wanted to do a sequel to So So Gangsta

6)What’s been the biggest challenge of pulling this show together?
Actually trying to keep the themes and style similar to last years show instead of just doing a straight new show... oh and simplifying some of the more geekeier stuff. Renaissance art, Thatcher government... that kind of shit.

7)Who’s your biggest comedy rival – and why?
Don't have one – though I do keep getting nominated for awards with Nick Rado, and we both come from Welly. We talk a lot about our bro's.

8)Who’s your biggest comedy friend – and why?
Nick Rado – see above.

9)Which show is your must see? Why?
Jamie Bowen and Rhys Mathewson. Because they're both in-form comics with great stories to tell, and those are my favourite kind of shows.

10)Give us your definition of a great night out during the festival
A good meal, perform an awesome show, see an awesome show, do an awesome late show, have drinks with friends and swap stupid stories...

11)What goes through your mind, the minute before curtain goes up?
Why do I keep wearing tuxedos that don't breathe

12)What about when you’re on stage?
Keep on topic – I do like going on tangents with the audience, but we're on a schedule here.

13)How easily distracted are you?
See above.

14)Give us your dream comedy line up
This year’s comedy Gala is pretty close…

15)Just finally, where will you be in 5 years’ time
At this time of year? NZ Comedy Fest – nowhere else I'd rather be.

JAMES NOKISE performs his solo show THE BRONAISSANCE (WLG 29 April - 3 May & AKL 6 May - 10 May) while playing host for LATE LAUGHS (on every Fri & Sat night in AKL & WLG during festival time) all 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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