60 second stand-up: Dane Baptiste
What’s the best part of your current set?
There’s a bit where I get a bit active and do a cartwheel on stage. So the best bit is when I’ve done it—I’m so happy it’s over and I know I don’t have to do one until the next gig.
Who’s your comedy inspiration?
I watched and listened to a lot of Chris Rock growing up—I love listening to the audio albums. It’s so good when comedy can come across even without the visuals. I want to make my own audio album one day.
Do you have any funny tales about a time you bombed on stage?
At one gig a guy’s phone went off and I was doing some funny stuff laying into him about it, but it turned out he had his phone on because he was blind. Yeah...
If you were a fly on a wall, whose wall would you be on?
It’d have to be one of those companies who thinks it’s a good idea to make flavoured water.
Imagine it: “It has to be like juice but not juice, and like water but not water...go!”
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I’d have the power to make money irrelevant. Imagine, all the greedy people who’d want to take me down, but there’d be no incentive for anyone to do it—because money wouldn’t mean anything.
What’s your favourite of your own jokes?
I do some stuff about how some dogs have better lives than humans. Me? I’m aiming for a French Bulldog/Pomeranian lifestyle.