Comedy festival 2013: Steve Wrigley

More Live and More Unleashed with Steve Wrigley. Photo / Supplied
More Live and More Unleashed with Steve Wrigley. Photo / Supplied

What sort of voice should we read your answers in?
Always, whenever you have the chance to pick a voice to read anything in, always, always, always choose Morgan Freeman.

Are you worried about how you'll come across in print?
Worried? Why would I be worried? The Herald has an amazing reputation for never distorting the facts. (Are you worried that will come across as sarcastic in print?)

Describe your show in 10 words or less:
Ben Hurley and Steve Wrigley pull comedy out of their ...

Is there somewhere we can see your work online? If not, why?
Nope. Because New Zealanders figured out how to use the comments section on YouTube, and I am easily emotionally scarred.

What does your mum think of what you do?
My mother thinks I am a doctor, and cannot believe there is this guy who looks just like me, with the same name, who tells dirty filthy stories and unfunny jokes on the TV.

Eight minutes into your show, all going well, what should be happening?
Are you serious? Have you never been to a comedy show before or something? We'll be telling jokes and the crowd will be laughing. If all goes badly is a better question - then, no one will be laughing. The power point or projector will have exploded, and Ben will be trying to strangle me with the iPad.

Where are you usually when ideas or jokes come to you?
On stage.

What's more important to have as a comedian, youth or wisdom? Discuss.
Youth. Since wisdom comes with age, you'll have something to look forward to. Wisdom, you've already had youth and now you're all old, wrinkly, and smart. That's like asking would you like a delicious meal or an empty plate.

Who's your comedy hero, and why?
Ben Hurley. If you took his DNA, and mapped it, you'd be like, "this is it guys, this is the best version there is of our entire species". And what a beard.

Where and when: Rangatira at Q Theatre, May 14-18. Also appearing on TV3 in Ben & Steve: World Famous In ... , Friday 9.30pm

- NZ Herald

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