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PAUL EGO Q&A
1. Where did you perform your very first professional comedy act?
I did my early gigs in London but my first pro gig was at Kitty O'Briens in Auckland, 1995.
2. What was the biggest lesson you learned from that first experience?
That sometimes the audience is right and you actually ARE a bit shit.
3. Is there a subject that you won't touch as part of your comedy routine?
Running with scissors. You always know it's gonna end badly.
4. How much preparation would you do for a comedy festival gig?
As little as I can get away with. Jeremy Corbett and I did an entire festival show last year sitting in La-Z-Boy chairs. Best show idea EVA!!
5. Do you ever get writer's block?
Ummmm. Shit. Can I get back to this question later, I just can't think of anything at the moment.
6. Ever had a mind blank on stage? What did you do?
Blamed it on a stroke.
7. Which comedian have you learned the most from?
Eddie Izzard probably. I only wear makeup and fishnets at home though.
8. Has humour changed from when you started to now? In what way?
Ooooooooh yes, the young people now blah blah, not like in my day etc.
9. What else do you do or would you still like to do apart from comedy?
I was a signwriter for many years and I still get a bit chubbed-up if I see a sexy new font.
10. What's your mantra for life?
I drive a Hyundai Mantra at the moment, does that count?