Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Loyiso Gola: Page 2 of 2

6. What do your parents think of your job?

I think my parents are just happy I don't ask them for money. 

7. What’s the worst thing about being a comedian?

I am always expected to crack a joke.

8. I think you are very good at what you do (that’s why I’m asking these questions). What do you think of you?

I think I still have a long way to go. I think I should never stop learning. I think i am a decent comic.

9. How much do you earn and how much would you like to earn?

I am just above the poverty line but would hate a middle class life.

10. How important is luck in terms of career success – have you had lucky breaks?

We all want different thing from our careers. Daniel Kitson has a different idea of success to Louis CK

11. Alan Davies has said that comedians fall into two categories - golfers and self-harmers. The former just get on with life, the latter are tortured artists. Which are you – or do you think you fit into a third category?

I get on with life. I think. 

12. Who is your favourite person ever and why – not including family or friends or other comedians?

My favourite human right now has to be Malcolm Gladwell

13. Do you keep your drawers tidy and if not why not? (please think long and hard about this question, it's to settle an argument with my girlfriend. The future of our relationship could depend on your response).

NOT. Where is the fun in clean drawers?

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning is at the Gilded Balloon Teviot from Aug 2 - 28. Tickets here,

 

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