Monday, 14 April 2014

Comedy Fest Q&A: Sanjay Patel

Comedy Fest Q&A: Sanjay Patel

Comedy Fest Q&A

1)Tell us the name of your show
An Effort to Impress

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

3)C’mon, be honest….
The show name, thanks for the interrogation.

4)Any other working titles for the show?
I Ain’t No Hollaback Girl, If I were a Rich Girl

5)How long – honestly- have you been working on this?
However long it’s from completing this questionnaire to the start of the third show

6)What’s been the biggest challenge of pulling this show together?
Trying to gather how well the material put together for the show will be received

7)Who’s your biggest comedy rival – and why?
Gwen Stefani, for personal reasons

8)Who’s your biggest comedy friend – and why?
The crowds, if they can be collectively known a friend, their laughs and claps bring this soul much enjoyment

9)Which show is your must see? Why?
They all are must see, if they were all must hear then it would remove the visual aspect that greatly adds to the gags

10)Give us your definition of a great night out during the festival
Any night you avoid getting stabbed

11)What goes through your mind, the minute before curtain goes up?
Is there time to go and take a dump

12)What about when you’re on stage?
How much longer before I can go offstage and take a dump

13)How easily distracted are you?
Let me put it this way, it took me 2 weeks to fill this 15 question thing

14)Give us your dream comedy line up
The sportspeople in the ANZ beach cricket ad

15)Just finally, where will you be in 5 years’ time
Probably in the process of answering another one of these

SANJAY PATEL performs his solo show AN EFFORT TO IMPRESS (AKL 6 – 10 May) as part of the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider (24 April – 18 May). For more info visit

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