Comedy Fest Q&A: The Reverend Dr Vinyl Burns
Comedy Fest Q&A
The Reverend Dr Vinyl Burns.
1)Tell us the name of your show
Vinyl Burns' Variety Hour
2)Which came first – the show name or the show content?
70% The Content
3)C’mon, be honest….
4)Any other working titles for the show?
“An hour of special & expensive horsesh*t”
5)How long – honestly- have you been working on this?
I have spent my whole life preparing for every moment... So, ages.
6)What’s been the biggest challenge of pulling this show together?
Convincing people that, even though it's not dick jokes on Seven Days, it's spectactularly skillful and compulsively funny.
7)Who’s your biggest comedy rival – and why?
Rival???? It's not sport. But, while I won't name names... It's because he's a toolbag.
8)Who’s your biggest comedy friend – and why?
Mr Fraser Hooper... He's a genius with a terrible sense of direction. Hilarious.
9)Which show is your must see? Why?
I must see mine sometime... It's hard to play guitar solos on a 7ft unicycle and spin western guns, if you're not watching.
10)Give us your definition of a great night out during the festival.
A sold out show, a few interviews, some back-room deals and a glass of red.
11)What goes through your mind, the minute before curtain goes up?
“Face, Pockets, Loops, Guns, Bike, Pants, Stretch, Mic, Hair, Hat, Gap, Sex, Go”
12)What about when you’re on stage?
“Who ARE you people???”
13)How easily distracted are you?
100% distracted. 100% focused. The whole show is total focused distraction...
14)Give us your dream comedy line up:
George Carl, Jerry Lewis (young), Dylan Moran, Andy Kaufman, John Clarke, Sacha Baron Cohen.
15)Just finally, where will you be in 5 years’ time.
VINYL BURNS performs his show VINYL BURNS VARIETY HOUR (WLG 14 – 17 May) as part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider (27 April – 18 May). For more info visit www.comedyfestival.co.nz
Living in Martinborough, Touring the world. Physically and virtually