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Andrew Clay - Andy Clay's Book of Love

1)       How did you get the name of your show this year?
"Andy Clay's Book of Love" was the first and only name I thought of. It may be a tad misleading being that it's not a book it's a show and that it's really about the issues surrounding love rather than love itself. But honestly I just thought it sounded cool.

2)       Tell us your favourite punchline
..... and there's nothing funnier than a dizzy cat with a shitty paw. (I would like to stress that punchline won't be in the show)

3)       What's been your best heckle?
Oh god after 19 years of comedy I can honestly say I can't remember a single one. Mind you I can't remember what I did yesterday so that's no surprise. Hopefully there won't be any heckling in this show as it's not stand up it's a play with a script and everything.

4)       What was your response?
Hard to answer this after my previous answer. Why does everyone instantly associate heckling with comedy? Does any other performing art have to put up with that? "Hey you in the tutu - you're rubbish! Why don't you Arabesque your arse out of here".
Funny story. A couple of weeks ago I did a little bit of comedy for the Manawatu Racing Club. The next day the main race was won by a horse called 'The Heckler" - spooky but true. Sadly I didn't back it.

5)       What's the craziest thing you've ever bought on TradeMe?
I've never used TradeMe .... this Q & A isn't going as well as I'd hoped.

6)       Aside from yourself, who would you kill to see at this year's festival - and why?
I'm a pacifist so nobody. Looking through the program there is a truckload of great acts that I might maim to see.

7)       What was the last film you watched?
Knocked Up. Seen it before but worth a second look. Very sharp, funny writing.

8)       What was the one question you were glad you weren't asked on this questionnaire?
What's the capital of Uzbekistan? (It's Tashkent but I had to look at my map because I didn't know it)

9)       What's the one question we should have asked?
Um maybe another question about the show itself and how it will make you laugh and perhaps ruin your outlook on romance. Or who else is in my cast .... stuff like that, but that's fine, next time.