Have you ever wanted to ask a stranger what the dumbest part of their job is? Well, we have and can and did. This week, we asked stand-up comedian Sue Funke, pictured, to tell us about the dumbest parts of her job. And thankfully, she had plenty to tell us.
What is the dumbest thing a stand-up comedian can do before a show?
Get waaaay too wasted. It can be okay to be a tad buzzed, but if you're sh*tfaced on stage you're basically asking an audience to pay to watch something they could get for free at a bad frat party.
What's the worst joke you ever told on stage?
My "layoff jokes" were super bitter. It was the classic instance of the comedy equation being off; comedy = tragedy + timing. But when you're a comic and you get a sympathetic "awwwww" it kinda makes you wanna scream, like, "Don't feel bad for me, laugh at me, dammit!"
What's the dumbest thing a heckler ever said to you on stage?
One time I said that Whitney Houston kinda looked like Cynthia from The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, the same week Whitney Houston died. Someone shouted out "Too soon!" Apparently speaking ill of the dead includes saying that they looked like a former model turned Bravo-lebrity.