QA with John Osebold from Sketch Comedy Group The Habit

Chatting with the oh so hilarious John Osebold
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!--paging_filter--pSeattle sketch comedy group The Habit is back with a new live show (em11/15–12/1. 8 p.m. $19. The Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake, 7312 West Greenlake Drive N; a href="http://www.thehabitcomedy.com" target="_blank"thehabitcomedy.com/a/em). We asked Habit cast member John Osebold (second from right) for a few tips on upping our own comedic ante this season. brbrstrongQ:/strong What are comedy’s “10 Essentials”?brstrongA:/strongnbsp; 1.) Pantsbr2.) Something on which to record great ideas that will later turn out to be mediocrebr3.) Coke Zerobr4.) Pants, please, sirbr5.) Doctor smocks for the inevitable doctor sketchbr6.) Viral video of cat promoting the showbr7.) Pants, insisted firmly by restaurant managerbr8.) Surgery to remove ego and shamebr9.) Time machine to tell past self not to do comedybr10.) Please leave the restaurant, sirbrbrstrongQ:/strong Say you tell a joke and nobody laughs, even after you say, “Get it?” What is the best recovery strategy?brstrongA:/strong Turn into an explosion of fire and money.brbrstrongQ:/strong If you don’t have embarrassing family members, pets or a past obsession with/ addiction to something, what are other topics to mine for comedy gold? brstrongA:/strongnbsp; – Airplane foodbr– Airplane turbulencebr– Airplane maintenancebr– Airplane, snakes on anbr– Airplane, proper way to cook anbr– Airplane, Jeffersonbr– AirplanesbrstrongQ: /strongThe holiday season is fast approaching. How can one ensure that one is the funniest person at festive gatherings? brstrongA: /strongShow up as Drunk Santa at Thanksgiving.brbrstrongQ:/strong What advice do you have for the humorless? brstrongA:/strong Practice telling a joke every day. Save your A-list material and start with a few minor puns. But if the prison guard tells you to keep it down, trust me, keep it down. brbrbr/p

 

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