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Penny Ashton - Donkey Kong Kid

1)       How did you get the name of your show this year? 
In 1983 my mother came back from Japan with a "Kiki and Lala" diary for me and a handheld Nintendo Donkey Kong for my sister and I.  Till then the best technology we had was a video with a remote attached to a cord and spokey dokeys.  We were seriously addicted and my diary is obsessed with bettering my sister's meagre scores.  We got up to 357. I know...amazing.

2)      Tell us your favourite punchline
Q. What do you call an epileptic wrapped in lettuce?
    A. A seizure Salad.  It's alright, I can us the E word, I'm an epi.

3. What's been your best heckle?
Well the one I have had the best mileage from was when a drunken man of questionable parentage yelled "lose weight" half way through my set.

4. What was your response?
I didn't have to reply as a woman in the audience yelled back "You're a c**t."  I agreed wholeheartedly. 

5. What's the craziest thing you've ever bought on TradeMe?
I just bought 4 retro chrome chairs and a formica table.  Not so crazy you say.  Well they are in Te Anau and I am not.  HHmmmmm.

6. Aside from yourself, who would you kill to see at this year's festival - and why?
Hannah Gadsby is hilarious and Janey Godley.  Locals wise I'd say Radar's show will be funny AND smart and Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen tickles my Regency Bone........ And I'd like to nominate Rodney Hide as the person killed.

7. What was the last film you watched?
The Wrestler. Mickey Rourke as a plastic surgery trainwreck Hulk Hogan look-a-like.  Sure he acted well blah blah BUT I was nearly violently ill due to the director's shaky cam obsession.  I was however, wildly impressed with Marisa Tomei's pert assets and pole dancing control.  If I'm that taut of 44 I'll be a stripper too.  There's a thought.

8. What was the one question you were glad you weren't asked on this questionnaire?
Are women funny?

9. What's the one question we should have asked?
Why do tampons need wings?  I mean seriously, are they for fairies?


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