Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Rhys Nicholson: Page 2 of 2

6. What do your parents think of your job?

They think I’m a lawyer, married to a woman and living in Adelaide.

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

Being asked all the time how much money you make.

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?

Well, thanks for this small existential crisis. Jesus Christ. I think I’m having a panic attack.

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

…… (editor's note - see answers to various previous questions)

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

The way you're working this, it makes luck sound like some sort of party drug. In that case, yes. I have had many, many “lucky breaks”.

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

I think I’m a golfer. If you try and watch me all the time it’s boring as shit but I have my moments. Also if you hit me correctly I make a very satisfying noise.

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

There’s an old man who lives in my neighbourhood who is always sitting on his porch. We have never spoken but everyday when I walk past we wave at each other. Either him or the guy I blew in a tent when I was 16.

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).

If you’re arguing with your girlfriend about drawers, you have bigger problems and should take a look at yourself. 


Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine is at Underbelly Med Quad from August 3 -27. Tickets here.


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