Anonymous asked you:
How do you figure out your stage persona?
I figured out my stage persona by getting as much stage time as I could early on in my career. Half of the process was making conscious decisions about how I would act on stage. For instance, I would tell myself “this time I’m going to try to move around a little more and act a little bored to see what that does for me.” The other half was just becoming comfortable and acting more natural as I gained experience.
nebemai asked you:
Anthony, where should I hide the body?
I recommend a deep hole and a lot of lye. Gotta destroy the corpse. I’d say go the “Breaking Bad” route and dump the body in a vat of chemicals. But, what are we, nerds?
jrobewc asked you:
#Anthony Jeselnik I am just starting out doing stand up and I write offensive jokes.. Whats some advice you can give me about starting out and is there anything thats too offensive to joke about?
Nothing is too offensive to joke about, ever. I can’t stress that enough. My advice to anyone starting out is that if you want to be better than a certain comedian, all you have to do is write and perform more than that comedian. Work. Work. Work.
chrisislameandsois asked you:
Yo Anthony, what do you think is the darkest joke you have personally written?
That’s tough to say. There are two jokes towards the very end of Caligula that are so dark they had to be cut from the televised version. Pitch fucking black. They’re on the CD and DVD, though. You’ll know them when you hear them.
scrotumcoat asked you:
for anthony jeselnik : make any new years resolutions? break them yet?
My New Year’s Resolution is to keep it fresh. So far, so good.
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