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Last week on Funny Title Here, there was no Funny Title Here. And the week before last there was no Funny Title Here. This week though, all of that changes. Stay tuned for a game changing revelation on Funny Title Here. This week in the grand returnining of Funny Title Here, we have the very funny Kathleen Mcgee from Canada’s own Edmonton!

Something funny about the comic that I try to spin up goes here, but what I think Kathleen says about herself in the next few lines is solid gold, and must be exposed to more people.

I am a favorite to many drunken rig pigs of Alberta that think that I’m “funny for a girl” and “would like to eat my pussy sometime” *please note that those are direct quotes from some of my fans. I am proud to say that I have offended at least one uptight bitch in every city, town, village, hamlet, etc that I have visited. I’ve entered a numerous contest and won one at a gay bar and placed 2nd in another so I guess you could say contests are not my strong point…unless some drag queens are judging.

Paolo: Holy stuff! Just what exactly is going on in Canada right now? Did your government just slam dunk Parliament or something?
Kathleen: What is happening is that finally Canadian politics are finally interesting. It’s long and complicated but I think that we just saw how much fun American politics were getting and we just wanted to know what it was like to actually care about what our leaders are doing.


Paolo: How did you get into comedy?
Kathleen: I had always wanted to try stand up and friends had always told me I should try. I had been dumped by a boy and was in a pretty dark place so I started going down to amature nights in Edmonton I just really wanted to laugh and feel better. Eventually I got on stage at a local open mic for an audience of 4…it was so terrifying but I loved it. I can’t work a desk job, I’ve tried and I hate it. Stand up is my dream job.

Paolo: Who are your comedic influences?
Kathleen: I am influenced by any comic that goes on stage and says what they want and has no fear. Doug Stanhope, Louis CK, Dave Attell, Eugene Mirman & Sean Rouse are some of my favorite American comedians. Canada has some amazing talent right now; Jon Dore, Sean Lecomber & Andrew Iwanyk are hilarious and will always try something new and different. They make it easier to take risks and try something that’s never been done before.

Paolo: What was the absolute worst show you ever had?
Kathleen: A friend of mine had seen my show and really liked it and asked me to perform at her company Christmas party. I’m not a corporate comic, I don’t have a clean set tied in a little bow for Christmas. I told my friend this and she said “No problem we’re all really cool at my office.” Against my better judgement I agreed to do the show and I brought 2 other comics with me. The first comic went up and I knew it was going to be a rough show, he usually does really well and he was getting nothing. I went up next and opened with my Itchy Boobs bit…and it only went downhill from there. I kept asking the other comics what I should do while I was on stage. They were being really helpful by yelling out various bits of mine “Do the rape bit! Do fucking Jesus!”…and I listened. I could see my friend and her co worker going over to the other comics asking them what to do. I could hear them saying “no no don’t stop the show it’s fine” I finished and brought the last guy up to let him suffer through the rest of the show. We should have stopped the show but I guess comics are gluttens for punishment. They still paid us…but I never heard from that friend again. I learned 2 things that night; Never listen to the other comics when you are bombing…they will make it more entertaining for themselves…bot you, and never do a show for a friend at Christmas.

Paolo: You seem to have the Hots for Jesus, according to your clip, Hot for Jesus. Are there any other religious figures you wouldn’t mind taking in the rectory?
Kathleen: Ha ha you said rectory! I bet you I could show the pope a good time.

Paolo: What else do you have in store in the legend of Kathleen?
Kathleen: Legend, that sounds so fancy! Well I’m getting out of Edmonton and moving myself down to LA at the end of January. I’m going to start all over from the very bottom and hopefully work my way up. I can’t think of a better place for a chubby girl from Canada to make it. My idea is that because I’m not 100 lbs with big fake boobs I’ll maybe stand out…in a good. My ideal life is doing stand up comedy full time touring all over the world what better way to travel the world? I’ve never had more fun then when I’m on the road with some amazing comics doing our best to make it fun!

Paolo: And lastly, do you have any last words to your adoring fans who would be reading this now?
Kathleen: Adoring fans? I have fans? Support your local comics. That’s what I would like people to do. Go out to your local comedy night or comedy club and make us comics feel good about ourselves for once!

Comments

Comment from andy
Time: December 11, 2008, 4:40 pm

Kathleen rules….holy smokes she’s funny. great interview….

Comment from CONCERNED
Time: July 22, 2009, 4:48 pm

Sean Lecomber is a joke theiving peice of shit! In his recent comedy now standup he uses material that he stole directly from me on the bus. That douchy looking “%$!! was sitting across from me on the bus as I was making fun of how easy it would be to be a comic and he stole the jokes I`d said WORD FOR WORD!