Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Ivan Aristeguieta

Third World meets First World when this award-winning South American makes his Edinburgh debut. After escaping Venezuela and immigrating to Australia, Ivan Aristeguieta became one of the hottest comics Down Under, winning the Best Newcomer Award at the Sydney Comedy Festival in 2016. Say 'hola' to your new favourite comedian! He’s one happy immigrant squeezing all the privileges the First World can give him. The mango truly is 'juithier' on the other side. 

Ivan Aristeguieta: Juithy is at Pleasannce Courtyard from Augudt 1 - 26. Buy tickets here.






1.     What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)?


I smile. Most of the times naturally, sometimes forced, I always get on stage with my teeth out. 


2. What irritates you? 


Walking in socks, no shoes and stepping on something wet. That makes my cortisol levels go through the roof. 


3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?


Driving after dark in my home city Caracas, Venezuela. The world most dangerous city in a non-declared war zone.


4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?


Again, driving after dark in my home city Caracas, Venezuela and ironically respecting the speed limit.  I should have raced back home


5. What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?


Feedback from audiences. You never know how much people will take what you say seriously. With great power comes great responsibility.


Interview continues here.


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