Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Sean Kelly: Page 2 of 2

6. What do your parents (delete as applicable) think of your job?
     My dad when he was alive loved it. And my mom wishes I would have been a minister instead.

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

     The constant need for the audience's approval.

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 am proud of myself for going after my dreams. I quit a very successful advertising sales career to pursue my dreams and regardless of how much or how little success I achieve, I know I've given it my best.

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


Not enough! And I'd like to earn a lot more!


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

     Although I believe in luck and I have been very lucky, I also believe in preparation. If you have already done the hard work and are prepared to be successful, then when your lucky break appears, you will be ready for it. Carpe Diem.

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 am probably a golfer. Life happens, just get on with it and do your best.

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

Excluding Family & Friends is hard to come up with favorite person ever. However, in my life time I have admired Elon Musk. Not just for his business success, but for his bold dreams and making them come true. I feel like young people today really need role models of dreaming big and turning dreams into reality. I won't ever design a space craft, electric car etc, but because he has, I feel like all of my fairly modest dreams can come true.

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).

     No I do not.  Let me know if that response just made your girlfriend available. 


Sean Kelly: Sold Your Way! is at Underbelly Med Quad from August 2 - 27. Tickets here.

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