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Toby Hadoke

1)       How did you get the name of your show this year?
Well my show is called Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf. It is so named because ... um ... some moths ate my Doctor Who scarf.  I also thought it worked as a nice metaphor about shattered childhood innocence, but everything I talk about in the show happened for real. It's about growing up, being lost and finding yourself again. In a very amusing way.

2)       Tell us your favourite punchline
I've spawned a walking Top Trump!

3)       What's been your best heckle?
"You're rubbish" by a man so drunk that after he'd issued his Oscar Wildean put down, he leaned back smugly, applied too much pressure onto the bar of the fire exit door he was using to prop himself up with, so it opened and he fell backwards out of the venue. Perfectly timed and hilarious. The most potentially awkward was when a noisy young lady shouted out "You've got a tiny cock."

4)       What was your response?
An arched eyebrow was all needed for the former, for the latter I said "When something's been in a mouth as big as yours it's bound to seem small by comparison."

5)       What's the craziest thing you've ever bought on TradeMe?
I assume that's some sort of computer based buying site, if so -  nothing. The internet is for arguing about obscure television programmes, updating your Facebook profile, and seeing if people who bullied you at school are desperately unhappy. Nothing more, and nothing less.

6)       Aside from yourself, who would you kill to see at this year's festival - and why?
Jason Cook never fails to make me laugh. Do I get to choose who I kill or is it just random violence?

7)       What was the last film you watched?
The Boat That Rocked. Rhys Darby was in it. He's from New Zealand. See, I support your country - now come and see my show.

8)       What was the one question you were glad you weren't asked on this questionnaire?
What's Doctor Who?

9)       What's the one question we should have asked?
Were either of the statements in the above mentioned heckles factually accurate?


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