Special Interests

An Interview with a 4 Year Old About Comedy

By July 23, 2016 No Comments
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Q:  First of all, what’s  your name?

A: Sterling.

Q: And if you had a different name, what would it be?

A: Bananapants?

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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Briana Rayner has been improvising for 12 years, and performs with Virginia Jack Comedy, Queerprov, and the Instant Theatre Company.

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