Comedian and The Snap Chat Guy

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Who or what did you want to be when you grew up?

A jockey and a vet

What is your professional background?

I worked in theatre for many many years doing terrible plays that only got slightly better as the years passed and then I moved to comedy and repeated the process.

When do you feel the most creative or inspired?

When I’m taking a break from working all these ideas come flooding in.

When are you happiest?

When working or when receiving the flood of ideas.

What’s the best stress relief advice you’ve ever been given?

Meditate for 10 minutes using a corny meditation video on Youtube.

What is your most treasured possession?

My iphone, sadly

What is the most important thing life has taught you thus far?

That sometimes the worst things that happen to you can also be the best things that happen to you.

What is your number one business tip for surviving (and thriving) in your industry?

Have multiple skills so if one’s not paying you can rely on another one.

What is your big project or goal for 2020?

Making a scary feature film

Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?

I’ve been inspired by disco music for a long time and recently discovered Nigerian disco music and love it.

What do you continually ask yourself?

Why haven’t you got your shit together?

Who do you collaborate with best?

I collaborate best with my dear friend Chris Parker who makes me laugh every day and Lara Liew who’s completely in synch with my artistry.

Who has challenged you to be better than you once were?

Any producers I’ve worked with on scripts who always ask the annoying questions that ultimately make it better.

How does courage manifest in your work?

By constantly creating and putting in front of an audience requires either courage or a narcissistic personality disorder.

When has mentorship played a role in your life?

I worked with a theatre director called Conrad Newport who’s ruthless editing of a script has forever instilled in me that less is more.

What one thing do you think would improve gender equality in New Zealand?

Making sure everyone is well represented within creative teams.