Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Russell Hicks: Page 2 of 2

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6. What do your parents/children (delete as applicable) think of your job?
 
My mom loves it! My dad is just starting to believe me that I don't actually sell drugs.
 
7. What’s the worst thing about being a comedian?
 
Being told all of the boring, unfunny things, you HAVE to do like promote yourself, etc....blech!
 
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 agree. Where's my award?!
 
9. How much do you earn and how much would you like to earn?
 
How dare you?! I make a sweet living, bruv. Don't worry about it. How much would I like to make? A little more gravy wouldn't hurt. The ultimate goal is a home cinema. I will literally never leave the house. I'll grow a beard, pee in jars, and live the rest of my days in total serenity.
 
10. How important is luck in terms of career success – have you had lucky breaks?
 
Career....every day you don't have to report to an office, you have won. So as far as lucky breaks - absolutely. I met Delphine Manley who helped me immensely in the last few years, and the other day I found a twenty spot in an old jacket pocket. So, yeah, crushing it.
 
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?
 
Third category. Self harmers can learn to golf. They are fun to watch too because they curse and drink on the fairway. It's like Caddyshack:
 'Do you do drugs Danny?'
 'Everyday!'
'Good...'
I play crazy golf - it's mostly just putting. but wicked fun and the kids love it!!
 
12. Who is your favourite person ever and why – not including family or friends or other comedians?
 
My friend David Latham back in America is the funniest person I have ever met. He was from New York but lived in California. Tried stand up once and it didn't take, but oh my God, the most intelligent, witty, hilarious insights - he kills me. He showed me the British Office when I was eighteen. For that, he is immortal.
 
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)
 
It's all about that Marie Kondo method, baby. My house in ORDER. Believe that.
 

Off the Grid with Russell Hicks is at the Bill Murray, N1 on Wednesdays throughout February 2019 at 11pm. Free entry (Pay what you want). It will be live streamed here.  

 

 
 
 
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