Favourite restaurant in Vancouver?
The Wendy’s on Broadway and Cambie is the greatest restaurant in Western Canada, second only to the Wendy’s on 37th Ave in Calgary, if you count that as western Canada.
What inspired you to do this play?
Chris and I love spoofing genres all the time, and when it came time to write the next show, a Western was almost without question something we both wanted to explore.
What are you most looking forward to about the performances?
It’s great to remount a show again to see what new stuff will happen, due to how loose the show can get sometimes. We are also looking forward to the line dance.
What is something that people don’t know about your show that they should?
Maybe they should know that we watched a bunch of Westerns before we started writing? Or I suppose we were just too lazy to start writing?
What’s the most unexpected thing someone on your team does when they aren’t working in theatre?
Chris and I spend a lot of time writing and performing this stuff now, but before, I worked at Science World doing science shows, and Chris parked cars at Trump Tower in Toronto.
Why does Vancouver need this play now?
Vancouver needs a good comedy now because it’s getting real grumpy out there with the weather changes. And so why not just come have a few (maybe a few too many) beers and get some laughs?
Were there any moments in the creation or rehearsal of this piece when you thought you might not make it through?
Always. Sometimes there are moments while performing the show where we think we might not make it through.
Who is your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher is my high school science teacher, he pulled me aside one hard day and whispered to me, “You know none of this matters right? High school is a joke, just learn how to take notes and talk to other people and then get out of here, you are gonna love it on the outside.” He was right, and that basically turned me into a happier person and comedian.
What does Vancouver’s Theatre scene need?
It needs a Sketch Comedy Festival! Oh WAIT! It does have one! In fact, the Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival is going into year three and will be at the Waterfront theatre and other spots, January 14, 15, and 16! Get your tickets soon at vancouversketchfest.com.