Interview: The Kinsey Sicks – America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild!
- Brian Donaldson
- 10 July 2015
This article is from 2015
‘I still laugh every time I think of George W Bush’
San Francisco musical comedy gang The Kinsey Sicks are known for very good reason as America’s Favourite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. And they appear to have a thing for Susan Boyle
How well did satire do under Obama? And would another President Clinton be good or bad for American comedy?
Over the last few years we’ve learned that Obama is a pot-smoking Muslim socialist born in Kenya. How can satire not be alive and well in Washington? I can’t wait to hear what we learn about Hillary.
The British are overly keen on saying that Americans don’t do irony. Can you offer a piece of evidence that blows that theory out of the water?
Bill Hicks or Denis Leary?
Without doubt, Susan Boyle.
Are American comedians bothered about winning awards?
I am pleased to say that The Kinsey Sicks remain unburdened by this problem.
What will Trevor Noah need to do to maintain The Daily Show’s success and reputation?
Objectively speaking, the one thing that would most help Trevor Noah would be to hire The Kinsey Sicks as his co-hosts. I am still awaiting the call. Trevor, you can call collect if you want.
Tina Fey or Sarah Silverman?
Can we please throw in Miranda Hart? I like to be dominated.
How healthy is the state of live comedy in America? What should be done to improve it?
I think the state of live comedy is unhealthy, and that’s why The Kinsey Sicks wear condoms every time we perform.
Do Americans generally welcome the likes of uppity Brits (John Oliver, Tracey Ullman and Ricky Gervais for three) coming over there and stealing all your jokes?
I believe it is the good people of Scotland who have cause for complaint. You send America smart, thought-provoking comics like Craig Ferguson and Billy Connolly, and the USA sends you the likes of The Kinsey Sicks in return? This inequity of the comedic exchange rate should be the cause of a major diplomatic row. And street protests; definitely street protests.
In fact, we encourage people to protest in front of The Gilded Balloon nightly by handing out Kinsey Sicks flyers and vociferously urging people not to come to our show. (Please note: our show starts nightly at 11, so your protest will be more effective if you protest from, say, 9 or 10 until 11, and if you bring a TV crew).
Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld?
Once again, I have to go with Susan Boyle.
Billy Connolly is widely regarded as the man who helped pave the way for modern British stand-up comedy: who would you pinpoint as doing the same in America?
I would have to give credit to George W Bush. I still laugh every time I think of him.
Kinsey Sicks: America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square, 0131 622 6552, 8–31 Aug (not 12, 19, 26), 11pm, £10–£12 (£9–£11). Previews 5–7 Aug, £6.