Q: First of all, what’s your name?
Q: And if you had a different name, what would it be?
Q: Nice. Now, what are your feelings about comedy?
A: I don’t know comedy, so I don’t know what my feeling is about comedy.
Q: Well, comedy is like when things are funny. What is funny to you?
A: (Long pause) Uhhhhh socks in Edison’s face?
Q: Okay, so sock’s in your brother’s face. What else?
A: Uuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmm….garbage can.
Q: Garabage can? The garbage can is funny? Anything else? Like falling down, or farts?
A: Q: (giggles) Farts!
Q: Okay farts are funny. How come?
A: Um, cause farts are funny.
Q: They just are?
A: Yeah. What’s that thing?
(for the first time looks at the soundwaves on the recorder)
Q: That’s recording our voices. Those lines are like a picture of our voices.
A: UhhhhhhhhhUhhhhhhhhhhAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (looks at how the lines change with up and down of his voice). Look! Big words!
Q: Who is the funniest person you know?
A: Uncle Bill. *
Q: Uncle Bill. How come?
A: Because he’s goofy.
Q: What’s the funniest thing he’s ever done?
A: Fallen off a cliff without being hurten.
Q: And what’s the funniest thing you’ve ever done
A: Farted in my mom’s face.
Q: That’s not funny!
A: Well to ME it is .
Q: Is there anything else people should know?
A: Nooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuoooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuooooooooouuuuuuuuuooooooouuuuu (again, watching lines).
Q: I think we’re done. Anything you want to add?
A: Noooooooooooouuuuuuuuouuuuuuuuouuuuuu. Nope.
Q: Thank you for your time, Banana pants.
A: (giggles) You’re welcome.
*Uncle Bill is Bill Minsky, Rapidfire Theatre Alumni.
**When asked if this happened he said “Probably!”. (It did not happen, but his level of pratfalls is “very good”).
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About the Author
Briana Rayner has been improvising for 12 years, and performs with Virginia Jack Comedy, Queerprov, and the Instant Theatre Company.