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Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2016 Finalist: Luca Cupani

InterviewPosted by Bobby Carroll Wed, July 06, 2016 12:11:44

What area of London do you currently live in or most associate yourself with?

Woolwich

How would you describe your act in five words?

Observational (sometimes even confessional) comedy...

How long have you been doing comedy?

2 years and 5 months, I have started in February 2014

What is your day job?

I'll keep it vague... let's say Customer Service...

What has been your worst job?

Mmm... unemployment (it is tiring if you can't afford it)

Why do you love comedy?

Because it allows me to be myself (at least on stage)!

Who are your heroes?

I'm still looking for them...

What made you bite the bullet and start performing?

I trained as an actor, but I didn't get many acting jobs... The world of Comedy, with plenty of open-mic nights, seemed to be the best way to perform on stage in front of an audience.

What was your first gig like?

It was the King Gong at the Comedy Store ("the most brutal open-mic gig in London", as they say) and surprisingly I won it!!

What has been your biggest achievement so far?

Winning So You Think You're Funny? 2015

What has been your favourite gig?

The first one, at the Comedy Store in London: I was very naive, a bit shocked by the size of the room, but as we say in Italy "you never forget your first time"

And describe your worst?

A dozen of open-mic nights in which there were more comedians than audience members...

Weirdest heckle?

I've been lucky, I don't remember any memorable heckler so far.

What is the best thing about being a comedian?

The feeling that you get when you are performing and the audience laugh and enjoy the show: you feel useful!

What is the biggest lesson you've learnt?

That it takes time to get better....

Where do you hope to be in ten years with your comedy?

I hope to be travelling the world with my shows, gigging in many countries.

Any other aspirations?

Peace on earth :)

What's you favourite joke by another act or from your childhood?

"And the lion will lie down with the lamb,but the lamb won’t get much sleep…" Woody Allen

Luca Cupani // lucacupani@gmail.com // @lucacupani

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