Past Comedian of the Month Jordan Brookes is a stand up comedian whose self-assuredness onstage contrasts interestingly against his softly spoken delivery. Jordan is a calm and thoughtful comic, with material that often borders on performance art. His comedy is a lesson in unpredictability and he plays with the time constraints of narratives which makes for an all-encompassing experience.
I asked Jordan these seven questions to learn more about him…
1) What is it about your character than suits a career in stand up comedy?
A lax work ethic and a litany of failures. No one arrives at comedy all suited and slick, clutching a briefcase full of quips. It’s more like you stumble in wearily, confused as to whether you’re even in the right place.
2) What can you not respect?
Gossip-mongering and fierce business-mindedness when it comes to comedy. Anyone who takes it seriously to the point where their happiness is conditionally dependant on being successful. Wind it in, you creeps.
3) What is the best snack on a cold day?
A steak bake in the bath.
4) When do you feel most accepted on stage?
Probably when I stop trying to control the room and loosen my grip on where the laughs are coming from.
5) Are you more passive or aggressive?
Aggressive. There’s a rage that lives in my face like a rat, occasionally scuttling past the eyes for all to see.
6) When was the last time you were confused?
Whenever I last went on Twitter and saw people pretending to drink liberal tears. That just doesn’t sound healthy. It’d be like drinking the ghost of a cup-a-soup.
7) What do you predict will happen this year?
If I was joking around, then I predict the collapse of civilisation. If I was being serious then I’d have to say the collapse of civilisation.
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