Stavros Halkias is a stand up comedian, podcaster and body positivity activist. He answers seven questions about his personal life and his comedy life.
1) What are your feelings as you prepare for your run at the Soho Theatre?
I’m excited, I can’t wait to see if really vulgar jokes about my penis work across the pond.
2) Who, or which group of people, would you most like your comedy to reach?
Anyone that’s struggling or having a tough day, I want them to be able to go to a show or watch one of my clips and just smile, lol psych, my answer is: the people in charge of the entertainment industry. Let me be on TV or in a movie, I wanna buy fur coats and get my mom a big ass house.
3) What brings you joy?
Taking a bunch of edibles and ordering like 40 dollars’ worth of pizza and wings and watching John Wick 2.
4) When did you last feel annoyed?
I forgot I signed up for a Weight Watchers free trial last year and those motherfuckers were charging me like 40 dollars a month for like 8 months. I’m still pissed and I want my revenge.
5) What is your favourite memory?
Getting a GameCube for Christmas in 2001. It was the only thing that could heal the wounds of 9/11.
6) What would you like audiences to take from your shows?
I just want everyone to have a good ass time and if they’re a cute girl, I would like them to develop an intense, sexual attraction to bald, toothless men in addition to having a good ass time.
7) What do you see in your future?
I wanna be the owner/general manager of a small, surf and turf restaurant specialising in rib eye steaks, lamb chops, crab cakes and both fried and grilled calamari.