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Andre King answers our questionnaire

Andre King - The Ride

1)       How did you get the name of your show this year?
It's  a quote from a  Bill Hicks gag, "Life is like a ride in an amusement park, it has thrills and chills, goes up and down and is very brightly coloured and it's very loud. It feels real, because that's how powerful our minds are.  Some people have been on the ride for a very long time and they begin to ask "Is this real?" Then others have remembered and they come back to us and they say "Don't worry ever, this is just a ride&" and we kill those people."

2)       Tell us your favourite punchline
They say there is never a policeman around when you need one, which is why I believe all Asians - should be police officers

3)       What's been your best heckle?
[Andre King] It was performing at a school gig for class comedians 6 years ago, they were'nt listening, just talking amongst themselves, I remember Sully O'Sullivan intro'd me then dropped the mic on the floor as he left. I needed to grab their attention, so with the mindset of "I'm a pro comic&I can handle anything these KIDS have got to say" I asked them to heckle me. One of the kids looked up at me and said "Nice tits"

4)       What was your response?
Probably the most lame response ever in the history of pro comic palaver, "That's not what your mama said last night&"

5)       What's the craziest thing you've ever bought on TradeMe?
I've never bought anything on Trademe&don't you need a credit card&. With credit on it?

6)       Aside from yourself, who would you kill to see at this year's festival - and why?
Dylan Moran, I've been a fan for a while now, I really enjoy the mix of blatantly obvious observations and randomly bizarre thought patterns that emerge with his material - seriously, anyone who can work in the phrase "I would fellate a smurf, just once - to have that blue salty bulb lolling across my tongue"

7)       What was the last film you watched?
"Knowing" with Nicholas Cage - same old story, boy meets girl, girl is an alien, boys father ends the world, alien father stops him,

8)       What was the one question you were glad you weren't asked on this questionnaire?
Why are you still single?

9)              What's the one question we should have asked?
When you can choose a career in almost anything, When you could have a regular income, with a regular job, holiday pay, sick days& why become a comedian?