Our Comedy Star of the Week is Evan Rissi. Although controversial, Evan's clips have been pretty popular on our site. I asked him a few questions:How long have you been in standup comedy?
Not long enough to get the respect I don't deserve - kind of like this interview! Thanks CBC.
What's the most important thing you've learned so far in your career?
The most important thing I've learned is to hold no inhibitions. If you think something is funny, make it so. There will always be someone somewhere who will laugh - and if they're not in the room? So be it. Don't limit yourself because of what other people have done.Which comedians do you look up to?
Firstly, I definitely look up to Jerry Seinfeld circa 1991 - observational humour in the 90's is amazing. Secondly, the run Eddie Murphy had from 1982-84 was truly dominant. I wasn't alive, but if I was... Imagine! Thirdly, Ja Rule. His "Pain is Love" album is a riot, and it also doubles as a true social commentary. If that album can't make you laugh, I'm not sure what will.What's the funniest show on television, past or present?
I will always love and cherish the early 90's CBC program North of 60... but now that it's over, I've tried to follow the actors' careers as best I can. Now I watch Intervention. What will you be doing with the $200?
Two chicks at the same time... and then use the other $150 to take a taxi home from Scarborough.