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Welcome Ruddle Maniacs to episode 46 of Ruddle Me This. I am your host as always Captain Hack Sparrow, and I'm going to be joined today by my first mate, which is Hector Bombosa. You'll meet him very soon. So today is the first episode of 2024 and it's the very self-indulgent Q&A episode. The idea for this came about inspired by a YouTuber called Joey Bizinger, who is also known as the Anime Man. He was talking about the pillars of his year. And he said that he likes to start all of his years off by doing a Q&A episode. And I thought that sounds like a great idea. So I'll have that. And so here we are. I've collated a few questions that have been submitted by the delightful Ruddle Maniac listeners out there and people that follow my Facebook page. Frankly, I think it's a lot of friends and family, but you know, that's the name of the game, isn't it? I've got, I was initially going to do this solo, but then I thought, why not get somebody to kind of feed my ego and ask me the questions and make me feel like I'm an important person who people want to know things about. And given that I've recently gotten rid of the old yeti that I used to record the podcast on and it has been donated to a good cause. Henry Hickman, some of you remember from a few episodes ago, we did the, what would you call it? The breakdown of the entire history of Survivor. which was an episode that does very well in terms of the downloads. So let's welcome Henry to the show. the hector bombosa that I mentioned before so hello Henry and welcome back to the show. Wait I thought we were talking about Survivor again what's going on? Just we'll do the do the Q&A thing first then we'll do the questions after that I promise. All right good good. The viewers can't see but I'm winking into the camera right now. Oh thanks for having me back though. Yeah no delightful too and I thought um if you've since you've got a good quality mic and um probably not up to much. much like myself, we could rig in the new year by doing a podcast. Did you have a good few years? Yeah, yeah, pretty good. Although it's quite depressing that you said the anime man and I go, yeah, I know, Joey, I know about him. Well, it speaks a lot to our Well, that's, that's why you're the right man for this job, Henry. I was like, who is going to understand my plight. And there's only one man out there that I could think of and I'm looking right now, so thank you for joining us. Should we just, should we get into the questions, I guess? Yeah, let's get straight into some questions. So what have we got? Well, we'll start with a good one. All of them are good ones, to be honest. They will start with one that's good by default. If I gave you three return flights to anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is such a good question. It was one of those ones that... when you put out a question and answer call, you're expecting a lot of chaff, a lot of silly questions, a lot of just like abuse being hurled your way. But the fact that somebody asked such a good question was really nice. So three return flights to anywhere in the world. I guess you'll be able to relate to this one given that you've just gotten back from there is definitely I would pick Tokyo as one of them. Good answer. You recently returned back. Is there anything you'd recommend I do while I'm in Tokyo? Everything. I can't think of a single day that I was there where I didn't have the time of my life. Probably my favorite thing is my brother and I accidentally terrorized non tourist Tokyo. We were trying to hit every Pokemon Center. We went out to one of the ones and I think sunshine Bay or whatever and we get there and my brother and I look at each other and go hang on. We're the only white people here. You entered the part that they weren't expecting. foreigners to enter is what you mean? Yep, yeah. None of the FFOSS machines had any English on them. None of the people that spoke any English. I'm just picking up my Snorlax plush and I'm going, Snorlax? And they're like, what? Yeah. You're just pointing and saying, sore kure sae, which is please, this please, or no, kore kure sae, I guess you'd say. That was one of the first along with, I'm sorry, I don't understand. And korekure sa was like one of the first Japanese phrases I learned when I lived there. Cause it's very universal phrase. So I would say definitely one of them would be Tokyo. Cause I, while I lived there, I lived in Fukuoka for three years, but I went up to Tokyo once and like, didn't really speak Japanese at all. So, you know, that kind of limits what you can do, I suppose, although you seem like you did it right. No, I disagree. I, Sumi-masen is the only thing you need to know how to say. If you say that. Japanese people go from wanting you out of this store to be like, oh my god, he's making an excuse to apologize. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu is another one that's like, there's never a bad time to say it. It's always going to be welcome. And the funniest thing is it's so hard to explain to people what that means in English because there is no real, it's such a contextual word, it can mean something different in different situations. So if you're a foreigner planning on going there, just... pepper that into a sentence every now and then, and people will be delighted. So that'd be flight number one. Of course, gotta go to the Tokyo Comedy Bar. You did a couple of sets there. I just did the ones there, but it was great. I know quite a few of the local battlers who are sort of holding it down over there. So yeah, I'd love to do a couple of spots there. I think that'd be a lot of fun. It looks like it's a really cool like setup and everything. So yeah, that's definitely one. As for the others, I suppose if you're a standup, you've got to say New York. Um, cause the fact that you can hear these crazy stories of like, you can do seven spots in a night. Uh, that just sounds like so much fun. Um, although, um, I have heard if you want to do that, you have to plan it, you know, it has to have, you just have to have this magical roadmap of planning and you have to kind of like, you can't be late to any of your spots and you have to know, you'd have to really know the public transport and stuff. So maybe seven a night is a little bit ambitious, but, um, I don't know. It's just one of those things. It's like, it's like Mecca, you know, you have to go, you have to make the pilgrimage there at some point and then you return to your hometown and your soul, your sins are cleansed or whatever the pilgrimages were. I've been to the States before, I've been to California and Texas and neither of them were very much a seven stand up gigs in a night. So New York might be the next one I go to. Yeah, well, that's what I've heard. And I think, like, We don't have to get into the differences between East and West Coast comedy. Because me always complaining about comedians doing podcasts and then talking about comedy nonstop. So yeah, New York would be one of them. And then for the third one, I made a bit of a loss. I'd have to pick somewhere totally random. I'd love to go to like, you could say London because that's another comedy thing. But I think if I used all three of my trips for stand up, that'd be a little bit of a waste of the opportunity. So I think I'd have to just pick somewhere weird. Germany or Switzerland or somewhere in Europe that is kind of like that I don't really know anything about if that makes sense. Just go into it with an open mind. And I'd love to do one of those no planning holidays where you sort of just have a rough, you have like a rough plan of where you want to go. But then like how you actually get in between the spots is sort of you figure that out on the go. I'm too much of a control freak. Yeah, I was going to say, I think you described my worst nightmare. Yeah, well, that's what I mean is like, on paper, I like the idea of it, but in practice, I think it would be one of the most stressful holidays of my life. So, I do find it funny that you're going, oh, sorry. No, no, please go ahead. Edit that out of post. That's fine. We don't need it here. We don't need it here in Runnable This. I do find it funny that you've said, I need to go somewhere super out there in random and then like, first world country. Yeah. I'm waiting for you to say like, I'll go to Azerbaijan or yeah, that's true. I did take a very sheltered white idea of an exotic place. Yeah. Okay, well, so I think that's that question. So that has been picked to be Tokyo, New York and then I just sort of throw a dart at a map and see what part of Europe, nice safe Europe, you know. Yeah, yeah. Nothing too crazy. Yeah, let's move on to the next question. I'm going to have no input for this one because I'm not a music fan. If you put together a concert with any three bands slash artists, including those alive, dead or disbanded, who would you pick? Again, it's a fantastic question that I remember seeing come through on the Google Form. And I just find it flattering that they assume that I'm that cultured that I would have this. Like you say, I don't know music really. So I think my answer is probably ultimately going to be disappointing to the person that asked that question, because I imagine they have this perfect show right down to the setlist that all the bands played and, you know, bands that deceased or that it would be this kind of eclectic mix of songs. But I guess my main answer to that one would be I would love to see the band Ghost live. Are you familiar with them at all, Henry? No, I'm not familiar with music that isn't made by Weird Al or Hatsune Miku. That's fair. That's a Spotify rap. Just both of those. Yep. Mine genuinely, my Spotify rap genuinely had the Beastie Boys on it just because I have listened to one of like... I've listened to it so little that it was just the fire. You know, it was a paramour. I don't remember the other three. And then it was it was Beastie Boys. But like that's genuinely just from me having listened to a couple of songs you know, throughout the year on Spotify. But I would have to I think this band Ghost is an interesting one to explain to people, they are a band that have law, if that makes sense, like L.O.R.E. And I'll give you a TLDR of the band. So in universe, there is a satanic church, they're called the ministry, I think, they might have changed their name, but generally, I think they refer to themselves as the clergy or the ministry. And they decided that the best way to get through to the kids was through a rock band. So they made a rock band that sings like these power ballads and love songs and stuff, but they're all about Satan and demons and all that kind of thing. And They have all the members of the bands are people that they're all they call them something like they called faceless ghouls, I think, and they're just wearing black, like suits and they have like the same mask on and they're kind of, I think, there's a whole controversy with the band where the guy behind the band is called Tobias Forge and he's like from the Nordic countries somewhere I think he might be from, is he Swiss? I'm not quite sure he might be Finnish. I'm probably, I'm going to piss off Ghost fans by not knowing this, but he's, he's from that part of the world. And he, he came up with the concept for the band and he hired the, I think they were just like local musicians that he knew and they were his faceless goals. And there was a bit of a power struggle where at one point the band members wanted more creative input, but I think Tobias was kind of like, eh, like, I just hired you to be, to play the music that I wrote. And so they had a... They had a bit of a falling out with a lot of the original girls. And it seems like the ones that have, you know, he's probably got a lawyer onto it and has got the contract down properly now. So it's kind of what it is. And Tobias plays a character called Papa Emeritus, which is essentially like a demonic pope. And each album, they change the front man of the band. The first three were all brothers. It was like... He wears like a rubber mask when he plays the character and it's got like skull face paint on. And the oldest brother was the first one. That was when they were kind of like an indie band before they were like successful. Then when they released another album, they changed to the middle brother who was like slightly younger. And then they kind of popped off. They had this song called Square Hammer, which went like, like as viral or, you know, that hit the charts. And the Papa Emeritus III, he was the one that was the front man at the time. That's kind of the default one in my head because it was when I started listening to the band. And then after that album, they killed the three brothers off. Like they did these internet vignettes of a faceless girl sneaking up behind. They were all playing poker, the three brothers. And then a faceless girl snuck up behind them and stuck a needle in their neck and killed them all. And then the next one was a character called Cardinal Copia, I think. I think all the characters are kind of references to things in the Catholic Church. And they wear these elaborate pope robes and stuff like that. And they added another element to the character of like, you can be the front man of the band, but you have to kind of earn your paint. And each one, each hapa has a distinctive face paint on. And that's kind of where I stopped following it super closely. That was within the last couple of albums. So I think, I think as of the last album, Cardinal Copia has become, you know, he's earned his paint and he has the paint and the new, he's got like his robes and everything like that. you know, as you can imagine, their shows are these big theatrical things with big stained glass windows behind them. And Tobias, the guy behind it said that he wanted the concerts to be like sort of like a religious experience for people with like lights and lasers and smoke and everything like that. And so that seems like a band that would be good to see live. So I guess it would, does the question state how many bands I have to have on this lineup? Any three. Three bands, okay. So after that, like five minutes. You've answered the third of the question. Five minute rambling, one band is Ghost. Now I've got to think of two other bands that would go with Ghost and then sort of be like a good concert. And then also- You're not gonna go for a Christian rock band now? What's that? You're not gonna go for like a Christian rock band? Just for the comedy of it? Striper or something? Yeah. Just to be next to Ghost. They would refuse to play that game probably. Um, I don't know what the other two bands I would choose. Well, I three copies of ghost. They just do, they just do their whole, their whole album. I, as weird as it sounds, I'd love to see ACDC live as well. So, um, as weird of a lineup, but that would be to have ghost and ACDC on the lineup, I think I would, I'd quite enjoy that. And then it's for the third or the third bands. Um, that's a re I don't know. I'm going to really disappoint the person who asked this question. Cause I think evidently I come across as more cultured than I actually am. Um, I wonder, I'm just going to really quickly look at my, my media player and like, what the hell do I even, you know, when someone asks you about music, you panic and you just knew like, I've never listened to music in my life. It's going to Google. What is a band? What are popular bands for a 31 year old man to enjoy? Yeah. I think they're Paramore, that's it. That's the whole band. That's the band. I wouldn't mind seeing the Offspring live. I think I've got quite a few Offspring band songs on my playlist. I have... Oh, do you know what I'd love to see? So this is again a very nerdy one, but the band called Flow, I think they are, who do a lot of the Naruto openings. Ah yeah. The Nanimo guys. What's that? Did they do Nonimo? Is that the name of the band? No, because Flow is the name of the band, but there's that one that goes, Nonimo. Yeah, they did Go, which is that Fighting Dreamers song that they've run. I think that's the most popular one. They've done quite a few of them. That'll be cool to have on the lineup, I think. An eclectic mix of ACDC, Flow, a Japanese band, and then Ghost is the headliner. So that is my Woodstock, my Rudstock. 2024. Let's make it happen. Perfect. I'll listen to this and you'll be in. Exactly. Yeah. This is the pitch to whatever music. That's the thing is you have to imagine what we're in New Zealand is this concert going to play. It's going to be like in the, what is our arena called now? Crash Stitches Arena? I was thinking of Austin Club. Yeah, that'd be cool. A little acoustic set from all three of them. I don't know. Let's move on to the next one. I spent way too long answering that question. That's okay. I assume you'll spend just as long on this one. Not submitted by me, but I'll be intently listening to this answer. Why don't you have a cohost throw out on me this? Definitely not submitted by Henry. No, no, my questions later. Oh, okay. Great. Um, okay. So that's the game for the rest of the podcast is I have to figure out which question was yours. Um, okay. So why don't I have, so I mentioned being a control freak before and that's basically the answer as to why I don't have a cohost. because it's not like I don't play well with others. It's more like certain projects I need to have. I'm like Tobias Forge, I need complete creative control for certain projects. And this was a big thing as I did actually spend a lot of time when I was thinking about relaunching it, doing some like one-off podcasts tests with some people. But it was one of those things where if the chemistry of whatever you call it was right, then the schedules wouldn't lining up and then vice versa. So it just like, I sort of couldn't win. Couldn't win either way. And then I thought, I think I'd rather have the flexibility to be able to do it solo rather than needing to like find a time that works for two people in a week. And... I kind of, I always thought, you know how there's that whole saying of like, you can like don't, don't oversees in your food. Cause you can always add more. My thought there was like, go do solo and you can always bring a cohost on. Um, as long as you establish that early in the, in the making of the show, I guess. Um, the other thing that I like, uh, is, so we're going to go back to music and I know you're the wrong person to talk to about this, but the idea of a super group. is appealing to me because I find the idea really interesting that you bring people that already are doing their own things in their own kind of lane, if you will, and they're doing well in their lane. You bring them together and then that's whatever you create is supercharged. So you must listen to Trash Taste as well if you know Joey Bizinger? Yeah. So that was genuinely one of the things I thought about is like... I looked at the three hosts of Trash Taste are, what are their real names? Joe Bazinga is the Anime Man. There's Connor Colokwin, is that how you pronounce his last name? I'm not sure, but I'm a big Connor enjoyer. CdogVA is his internet handle. And then Gantz, I definitely can't pronounce Gantz last name, but he is, what is he like the Anime Zone or something? I'm mainly there for Joey. And so like the three of these guys. were kind of, I think they were probably like the top three anime YouTube is at the time. And they got like a proposition from the current manager, who was a woman called Maylene, I think, and it was the idea that they're all these successful guys doing their own thing. So let's bring them together and make like a super group podcast. And that was how the trash taste podcast existed. Um, so I thought like, well, if I work on my own thing and then kind of encourage other people to work on their own thing. we can have these little super group, all these little super groups while people can, they can retain the creative control of their own projects. Like with Matt Lilly in Georgia, they've got their own podcast, but I'm doing a few crossovers with them. And that's kind of exactly how I like it. I think it's cool as everyone can do their own thing. But then when you team up, it's like the Avengers. I'll talk about getting you on a video on who can become a survivor at some point. Shout out. Yeah, exactly. We're crossing over. So that's, we'll give Henry's content a plug there. Cause Henry's been making, making me very proud by doing his own content. Look up at Henry Hickman's Survivor on the YouTubes. He's putting out some quality content there. He's putting out some content there and, uh, me who doesn't know Survivor at all. I enjoyed it well enough. So, uh, let's go to the next question. And here's one for all of the rejected co-hosts. How do I get started making a podcast? Oh, that's a good question. I can give you a really quick few step programs. By either Yeti Blue or a, I'm just trying to remember what the technical name of my podcast, my new microphone is. It is a Samsung Q2U, which apparently is a very cheap. It's a very cheap model of microphone, but it only costs about a hundred bucks New Zealand off Amazon to ship it here. And I'm recording on it now and the quality has been like very satisfactory for me. So that would be the mic I recommend. Use either Audacity or I guess GarageBand if you have GarageBand on a Mac or use there's another program called Reaper, which the guys at Compass FM have been recommending to me, but that's probably a little bit, I would say that's a bit advanced for someone who's just learning. So yeah, download Audacity, it's a free program. It'll let you record and edit, and it will let you clean up your audio, look up some tutorials on how to clean up your audio and like put some effects on it and that kind of thing. Go to YouTube and search royalty free music and pick a jingle that you like. Genuinely, the way that I did the theme songs for Rattle Me This is I did that, Googled relatively free music, skipped through the song until I found a bit that I thought I could fade in and fade out to kind of create the illusion that it was a short jingle. Or in the case of Rattle Me This is music, I think I did a little trick where I had the intro play and then I just kind of... went to the end of the song, because you know songs usually have like a really a percussive beat to end them on. It's like some songs don't sound right if you just fade them out. So pretty much all I did with there was just found, found that cut and paste that up to the middle and then kind of matched up so you couldn't tell when the cut was and then I had like a 15 second kind of riff to open the show with. Um, then I recommend you get onto Buzzsprout. That's the podcast host that I use. It costs about. It's about $20 a month to host your stuff on there. But it's like, it does so much for you. Like it puts it onto all of the Spotify, Apple Podcasts, stuff like that. And then that's about all you need to do to make a podcast. And just don't like, to anyone out there that's thinking about doing it, don't expect your first few to be good. Like, you should be proud of them, but like. don't get too hung up on trying to make him perfect. Cause I even, I listened back to the first few that I was putting out and like the, I remember thinking they were good at the time, but looking back now, there's definitely stuff to do with just cleaning up the audio and like how much, how much more confidently I talk where you can see, that you can see there's been some growth there. And so that's basically the other cases. You're going to look back on old stuff in a bit and be like, wow, that was pretty rough. But at least now I'm kind of doing it. And yeah, just don't worry about, don't worry about them being perfect. You're going to get like 15 listens in the beginning. So it's not worth stressing out over it. You just got to get them out there and get people listening to it. And you're going to have to plug it literally everywhere you can. Like I hand out flyers and business cards at the end of comedy shows. I slip little frames. I slipped, you know, the PowerPoints we use for the quizzes, Henry. Yeah. So I've got one of my podcasts in there. And then whenever that comes up, I always go, Oh, how did that get in there? And then I tell the audience to follow my podcast. They want extra bonus point. And so that's the thing is you just have to, you just have to really hawk the hawk the crap out of it. And eventually you'll gather up enough people that enjoy listening to it to have like a little listener base. They would be like my practical guide for getting started from nothing now. Yeah. What you say about the improvement, I have made one video and I post it and I'm like, this is great. And then I listened to it later and I was like, wow, this is awful. And it's only been a week and now I'm working on the second one and I listened back to it. Now I'm like, it sounds better in terms of technical skill, but in terms of not sounding like I want to put a bullet through my skull as I narrate this, it still sounds awful. That's the tough thing. by the 20th one, I will sound good even. Exactly. It took me 19 episodes until I thought the podcast really kind of found its feet. And like, yeah, it just takes a long time. It's like stand up, takes a long time to get good at it. And like you say, like the one thing, the one thing that I'm always getting is feedback from the Compass FM people is like, you need to sound happier. Like, yeah, you need to sound like, smile when you talk into the microphone. and um yeah genuinely you can hear the smile in people's voice um which is pretty hard to do for like emotionally stunted kiwi blokes to yeah i was about to say i'm trying to learn how to smile right now and i'm looking at myself in the camera being like hey you look like a registered sex offender what are you doing you look like arnold in um terminator 3 when he tells the robot to smile yep but that's a man i haven't seen Okay, I'm gradually learning not to make movie references to you. Okay, so then the where was I going with that point? We were talking about how to get started. You did all the practical stuff, but what about the impractical ideas and, you know, finding motivation how to get started. That's a great question. Okay, so in the terms of how to come up with a podcast, what I would recommend you doing, this is not something that I did. So if you want to get discovered a lot easier, I recommend having a very descriptive title, like to the point where it's not even clever anymore. Like, let's say Henry was starting a Survivor podcast. I would honestly recommend you literally just call it like the Survivor podcast or see, do you know what I mean? Like something like that. Like I've tremendously shot myself in the foot by choosing the name, Rottle Me This, because A, people are not Googling Taylor Rottle at all. And then Becky, if they do Google, riddle me this, then Google goes, did you mean riddle me this? And then it sends them. So I learned from my mistakes, fellow listeners and choose a name that people are going to be searching for. Plus, uh, so that I've turned down the offer from so many comedians to do a podcast to either, because they couldn't give me the elevator pitch as to what they wanted the podcast to be. That say, Oh bro, we should start a podcast together. And I go, okay, well, what's the angle? Like, what's the, why should someone listen to it over anything else? And just kind of get some mumbling responses like, oh, yeah, it's just like two comedians talking about like the news and like, what's going on? It's like, that's so boring. Like I don't care what two random comedians in a country that I'm not from, why do I care what their opinions are? Do you know what I mean? So at least with Rotomy This, I kind of have the gimmick of getting the guests to bring a media or whatever on it. like that's my attempt at having a game. I refer to it as having a game in your podcast. Like there's one called, Are You Garbage? And the way Are You Garbage works is the guests are usually comedians. They come on the show and the guests ask them questions about their childhood and upbringing to determine whether they grew up as garbage or classy individuals. And the genius thing about it is like, it is gonna sound weird, but I honestly think Beast podcasts are almost like the setup for a good improv show. So like the thing with RU Garbage is they know what they're there to do. They know like, okay, we're going to ask the comedian these questions from their past. Uh, they're going to answer and then it's about like where it goes. Like it gives them space to riff and play. And so that's what I mean when I say find the game. Um. I've got so many friends that have a good game, but I don't want to say it in case someone nicks their idea. So I'll use Jim Jeffries' podcast is another good one. It's called I don't know about that. And he set himself up beautifully with this where all he has to do is turn up and be funny. Like he produces and stuff. And the way his show works is they bring an expert onto the show. Each show has a topic. And then Jim has to blag about how much he knows about this topic. they'll ask him questions about the topic and he has to confidently answer what he thinks the answers to them are and then the expert corrects him at the end. So really all he's done is set himself up to, all he has to do is show up to the studio whenever they record once a week or something and then he basically just plays improv, like he just plays with his staff. When the sound's really dodgy, he plays with his staff. They play a game, oh god, stop, cut while you're here, Taylor. So my recommendation would be find... a selling point like that, like either of those two examples or something else. Like, I think I can say it at this point, but another one that I think I've found is called 10 Tiny Joys, where I'm going to get the guests to come on and bring, bring their list of like 10 mundane things through their life that like they love. So there'll be little simple things like, you know, sitting with my cat in the living room or opening a can of soda on a hot day, you know, like the mundane stuff, not like when I pick up my son for the first time, you know, like, do you know what I mean? Like the, the important things in life. Yeah. We don't want to hear about that. Yeah, exactly. So, um, that is one that I'm going to be trying out and seeing if that gets any traction. Um, I think I can say it cause I don't really think I'm not that worried about someone making that idea like that might, they might do. Alrighty. What was the next question there, Henry? What's your biggest blooper from your recent tour? Oh, without question, that was me falling off the stage in Inch Bar. Um, it's, uh, there's audio of it. A few episodes ago, there's an episode called highlights from the, from the comedy tour, something along those lines, um, where I have the literal audio of me putting my foot, uh, into what I didn't realize was a step in the stage and then kind of stumbling forward and, um, my hand went into the corner of a mixing board and knocked off some of the plastic. little slider thingies, which thankfully they just clip back on. Um, but yeah, that was pretty humiliating. And I think had it been any other crowd that would have just about tanked me, but, um, they were just laughing kind of at it. And I did that thing when a toddler falls down where you kind of just don't really address it and move on, you know, you kind of just like, oh, it was weird. And then move on. And, uh, thankfully. my memory of the rest of those shows was pretty good. So yeah, go ahead and listen to it folks. You can go back a few episodes and hear me falling off the stage. Good. And this might be related to your tour, it might not be. What was your biggest achievement of 2023 that you didn't think would be a big achievement? It's an interesting caveat on the end of that, isn't there? That I didn't think would be a big achievement. I suppose it's probably gonna have to be the... award that I got in the Comedy Guild because I wasn't, it's not like I didn't appreciate that it was a big deal, but then when I saw how people reacted to it, like from my, like, you know, my friends and family that have kind of been aware, like vaguely aware that I've been doing standup, but not really. Them being really stoked for me, like my cousin who was my boss over in Japan posted a really nice status about it because like he had literally been in the audience of my first show. So I would say it's probably that. Like obviously the tour was massive, but I kind of knew that was a big deal when I got into it. So yeah, I would say probably winning that award because I sometimes forget, even though we kind of laugh at comedy awards and think like, what do you really need awards doing stand up for? Like to normal people who aren't in the world, they look at that and they're like, man, that's great, you're killing it. So I would have to say that's probably my. Probably my answer for that one. Good answer. And staying on topic of big achievements, what's your girth, big boy? That's another question. That's not me. I thought that was you slipping in your question. That's in the document. That's in the document, that's fair. Yeah. But I'm pretty sure I know who asked that one. So I won't use his name, but J-Man, if you're out there, I appreciate you. What's my girth? Oh, my pant size was 42 inches, but it's gone down to 34 or something. Yeah, I was going to say, you've been crushing it with the weight loss. I remember I was editing, I was sensing, I was cutting your head out of a photo to use for a quiz graphic and just looking at your face, I was like, geez, Henry really has trimmed down quite a lot there. So, yeah, done. My girth is 34 inches. I've got one of those. Yeah, exactly. I've got one of those leather belts that stretches. So my girth can kind of be whatever, like depending on how big of a lunch I've had. It kind of changes. Let's move on from that one. Yeah, I don't know how to pronounce this name. I see it all the time on Facebook because he posts all the time on Facebook, but I've never known how to pronounce it. Coombe your friends? Combe your friends? Oh, Coombe, Matt Coombe, yes. Coombe or friends? Who's better? Oh, Coom or Friends Who's Better. That was interesting. So those listeners of the show probably remember Matt Coom. His episode got quite a lot of downloads, which really surprised me because that was just a, we went into that with Zero Plan. He was really sick. And it was just a sort of incoherent, we kind of just rambled on about like producing shows and comedy and life up in Auckland. And they ended up being one of my more downloaded episodes. So apparently Coom is a draw. Actually, that's how I can find out without actually having to potentially ruin one of two friendships. So let's see, the Coom and Friends. Sorry, those listening, Coom and Friends. Coom is Matt Coom and then Anne Friends refers to Craig Westenberg because they did a show together called Coom and Friends. And it was literally just two comedians. We sometimes joke that I... So... if we were going to do a show with the three of us, it would be Koum and Friends and Associate and I would be the and Associate. So let's see, we'll use the podcast numbers. So Matt Koum got 40 downloads and Craig the and Friends got 35. So I think unfortunately Koum beats out and Friends there. How many did Hickman get? You're crushing it, man. You've got like... Yeah. Let's go. Part one, 58. Part 2, 36. Part 3, 37. So they definitely drop off. Someone didn't come back for part 2. Yeah. They went, oh fuck, yes, I want to hear part 7. A lot of people, yeah, a lot of people, the traitorous dogs didn't come back and finish the part 2 and 3. So that's okay though. Let's move on. Here's one that I assume, this isn't either your eyes expertise. I don't know why they're asking, but what was your most awkward first date? I did see that one come through. Um, and believe it or not, Henry, I'm not, I'm not exactly, I've not actually been on a lot of, uh, first dates. Um, no, me neither. And, uh, yes, I did. I remember seeing that one come through and I've tried to think of a compassionate way to answer this because I feel like as someone who's not been particularly blessed in terms of getting a lot of dates, I wouldn't miss, like I know what it's like on the other side of the fence and I'm sure I've been the awkward party. on the first date more than vice versa before. And I did think, like, really, first dates are a little bit awkward in general, because you're meeting someone for the first time, especially nowadays with the apps and stuff like that. You generally kind of know someone's name and then what they look like. And then you've had, like, a bit of a chat just to make sure you're not going to, you know, you're not crazy. Respectively, you're not crazy people. a fan in air quotes at a comedy show I did last night, extremely drunkardly requested my phone number, but then one of my Instagram instead, and she still has not accepted my request to follow her on Instagram. So I think that one's dead in the water. Wait, so someone requested your phone number and then you added them on Insta instead? Or did you also give them the phone number? No, just Insta. Interesting. You want your phone number to be a little, you want to play your cards a little closer to your chest there? No, no. I was, I was more than willing to give my phone number. She just was so drunk that she forgot her phone number and couldn't, couldn't figure out how to unlock her phone. Oh, so the interaction happened there. Like you added, oh, okay. I thought it was like, maybe she's like, give me your phone number. And you're like, I'll find you an Instagram. Cause I can see how that would be like a thing. But to be honest, if this was New Year's Eve, Uh, she's probably only woken up 15 minutes ago. You know, people are, people are sleeping off pretty, pretty serious hangovers today. Um, yeah. And I mean, like it's entirely possible that she might initially be like, who's, who's a Henry Hickman survivor on Instagram. Um, so you know, you never know, man, hold out hope. Um, you might, you might be having your very own awkward first date before long. But to answer the question, I haven't really had any of that. Like I've never had like a painful first date or anything. I've had ones that I could tell, you know, chess masters, sometimes they know when the opening phase is done. Yeah, I know chess masters. You know how they can tell by like, by the time the opening moves are done, they kind of already know who's going to win. Um, I've definitely had a lot of dates where I went, this is definitely not going to, this is like not going to turn into a second date and like not, not cause I'm fucking, you know, I'm not, um. you know, George Clooney or anything like that, but you can just tell, you can just tell when it's not really meshing. And, um, that's always the tough thing is when you have to tell someone essentially like there's nothing wrong with you, but it's just not like the magic's just not there. Um, no, I can't relate because you have to get on the first date for that to happen. You're like plankton. I never thought I'd get this far. Yeah. Exactly. But that's the thing, man. People you're like, yeah, I don't, I haven't had any. um, train wrecks. I'm sure I've been, I'm sure I've been on ones that I thought went great and then actually like weren't because I've definitely been on that, the other show where like you hit them up and Hey, it was great, you know, and then you just don't hear back. So, um, he's just like, he spent the entire time plugging his podcast, try to get me to come to a comedy show. And then it, and then it turned out he was on the show. Just left me sitting in the audience. Yeah. to my own comedy show. Oh, that's delightful. Yeah, so I don't have any juicy ones there. I'm just flattered that they assumed I would be somebody who had a lot of first dates. Right, and I assume I know who this was asked by. The question is, Koeman Friends collab? Well, there you go. I kind of already answered that question with the Koeman Friends and associate. So maybe, yeah, maybe in 2024, we could do a... They're currently doing a tour called Kooman Friends Go Big or Make It Big. So definitely go and check those lads out on. They're doing like most of the North Island. So if you're up there and having a listen, get yourself along as they're two very talented young fellows. Not to out myself as having not seen Rocky V as you said, but having seen some really terrible movies. The name Kooman Friends Go Big. gives me the same energy as a movie I saw on Netflix called Jerry and Mards go large. You ever see a movie and go, yeah, my dad would love this and no one else. Usually I see movies with like a dog on the thumbnail and I'm like, oh, that's the dog's gonna talk in the movie or it's gonna be one of those family movies where the dog and the dead are like at odds with each other. Yeah. Anyway, even more honestly, would you still love me if I was a worm? Is that the one that you submitted? No, no, my one's gone actually. Oh crap. Oh, so I've got to figure out, I've got to decipher which one it was. Um, would I, would I still, well, you know, where, that's, that's such an odd question has sort of worked its way into the zeitgeist, isn't it? Like, um, That is the correct answer. Eh? That's the correct answer. I've fallen into this trap. I know the answer. Really? You just say yes. If someone asks you if you'd still love them if they were a worm, they're looking for like some sort of validation. You like them for reasons that you can't put into words or whatever. Oh, that is really... I've heard of that. Go ahead. Don't get into the logistics of loving a worm, okay? Because I did. Not the answer. So you were like, you were figuring out like where you're going to leave the apple for her to live in. And yeah, I was like, well, if you were a worm, would I even want to love someone who's biologically incapable of feeling love for me? Yeah. Like your brain would be on, and they were like, you know, they got me. Um, so that's tough out there. Right. Yeah. That was a really weird first stage. You were just at like, uh, you were at like a book cafe as well. She was poking out of the pages. That would apply. She's already a worm. Nevermind, we'll get that in post. I'm going to edit that out to make me sound a little smarter. But no, yeah, that's an interesting question. I didn't quite get why that question is such a common one. But when you put it that way, that does make sense to me. Because I suspect there's that whole idea of, would you still have people in your life if they weren't providing any value to you? It's kind of what. people are wanting to know with that query. Well then I'll just respond with yes to that question and we can move on. Good answer, good answer. I hate people who preface their questions and then I need to read out the preface and it sounds like I actually care when I don't. I've always wanted to ask, where do you get your ideas from? Interesting. That is a interesting question to ask a comedian because like, I'll put it this way so people can understand maybe is like, the only difference really between a standup comedian and a non standup comedian is we all have funny thoughts throughout the day, but a standup comedian actually takes those funny thoughts and then just like writes them down and brings them to an open mic and sees them to people that with no context and like if they get a laugh, then like that's a bit. Um, so it's one of those. They don't need to be funny thoughts sometimes. What's that? You don't have to be funny. No, yeah, this never stopped me from trying. Yeah, I think the misconception with non-comics is that you have to actively write down an idea whereas for the most part, I would say most comedians' jokes are just like something they thought of during the day. Or something that happened to them and they thought I can probably tell this to strangers with no context and it will still be funny because that's really the that's the reason standup doesn't work when someone's like, oh, you're a comedian, let's hear a joke then. And you're like, yeah, it ain't gonna work, man. Like, you're gonna feel bad and I'm gonna feel nothing because bombing to strangers means nothing to me. Like, it's done us don't ask comedians do that. Someone did that to me in a job interview once because I had a comedian on my CV. And they asked me to tell them a joke and I just bust out three dad jokes in a row. Yeah. Did you get the job? And then I got hired. Yeah, I did. Well, that's the secret then, I guess. So like one line is a slightly different. I can definitely give a better answer for... Like to answer the question, genuinely, it's just either I heard someone use the turn of a phrase... in daily life and I thought, yeah, I can turn that into a one-liner. Um, for example, the joke I do, I've posted this on my socials, but the joke is random to an old high school friend. Uh, I asked him where he works these days and he said, my dad's firm. And I said, your mom's quite attractive too. Uh, normally on stage, I use a slightly more aggressive word than attractive, but you get the idea. Um, and that genuinely came from just think like, I heard someone say my dad's firm. And. My thought was, hmm, I bet he does Pilate. You know, like whatever the, whatever the, Gary Delaney said this, he said the only reason he has a career is because English is such a bendy malleable language with a lot of, with being able to be broken and rearranged and meddled with and everything like that. So for wordplay stuff, it's pretty much always just I've heard someone, you throw like an idiom or something out and then I thought. I wonder how I can mislead people into thinking of the other meaning for that. Yeah, you've just reminded me of a joke that I wrote recently which is, you have to get a laugh by the way, but you might be able to tell me how to make it better. Those are my favorite kinds of jokes. It's well because I thought about crossing the road when you cross the road and then I thought about the Romans crucifying Jesus Christ or crossing Jesus if you will. Right, right. And I was just trying to get those two things to go together. Something about Romans crossing the road or... I reckon you need to go a path of less resistance there. And you say like, I crossed the road the other day. Well, I make that mistake twice. You know, cause people say like, you'll rue the day you crossed me or something like that. I reckon that would be your path there is rather than, cause the verb is crucify, not cross somebody, right? Ah, yeah. I've not read the Bible, I'm going to be honest. I would say that's where it's falling down is it's not quite... Because the reason so many one-liners work is because they use a familiar phrase like, you know, someone will say like, path of the course, but then the joke might, they might take that apart and it might say part of the course or something like that. And because it's so similar, so familiar to people, that's why I get to laugh. Like I think I have a joke. It's not really a funny joke, but I say, you ever hear about the E? the criminal who hid out in an airport for a year to avoid detection, he was hiding in a plane site. The joke there is, planes, P-L- Yeah. And the reason that works is because plane site is a really common phrase. So I would say getting that to work is, even rather than just saying across the road the other day, you could be like, I'm just trying to think if there's an overlap between... a really common road name and then a name that could also be a person's name. Like I was in town the other day, I crossed, across the Albert's. Uh, he was annoyed. Well, you know, do you know what I mean? Like that's the, that would be the ambiguity there as you find like, what's a, what's a real common road and crushes John's road, um, Manchester, uh, there'll be, there'll be something out there that could also be like, um, like I have that joke about, uh, watching the Oscars every year. And then it turns out that I'm referring to a family of people known as the Oscars. So like that's, that's what you're trying to do. So I hope, I hope listener that answered your question, um, where I get my ideas from is for one liners, especially it's something that I've heard and I think I can, I can break that and I can meddle with that and I can trick people into thinking of one meaning and then pull the rug out from under them and then stories and stuff genuinely, they're just thought experiments. Like I have a joke about lying to a cashier. Um, to cover up buying chocolates late at night, I'll sometimes tell cashiers that my girlfriend is on that time of the month. And she sent me down to get all this Chockeys. And then so the thought experiment there was, well, what if that went too far? And rather than being able to rely on the fact that the person behind the counter is going to be different each time, that's the same guy. And so I have to keep the lie going. And then years pass and I've got this fake family and the son who's growing up. And then, you know, like. What is it? Extrapolate that to infinity, right? So yeah, that's another thing for me is, I'll tell you one that I've been working on is like, genuinely, I had to help someone get rid of a sort of pain in the neck flatmate recently. And the weeks prior, I was asking him about the gym. And it was that whole like, how much do you bench? How much do you squat kind of thing? But really, I wanted to know how strong he was. to know if I could take him or not. And so like, that's a thought experiment there that I'm gonna take it. I might kind of extrapolate that out and see if I can turn that into a story or a bit or something like that. So hope that answers the question, listener. Let's move on to the next one. All right, roasts. I love them. It's the format just for, yeah. My favorite type of Sunday. I've misled you, you've been misled. My favorite type of Sunday based cuisine. Good. Next question. Roasts is the format just because comedians want to be really mean to each other because they are actually repressing self-hatred? Yeah, it's an interesting one. So roasts, I genuinely think they only work if you're really good friends with the people that you're roasting because, um, like, if you've watched the comedy Central Roasts, a lot of the comedians will know each other. So actually, no, I'm going to revise my statement. They only work. if the person is adequately famous enough and they have a bunch of things that the audience knows about them, like celebrities that have scandals and stuff like that, and also the comedians know each other well enough that you know they're actually not, like they don't hate each other. Because like the tough thing about doing an open mic level roast is like realistically no one in the lineup is famous. The crowd doesn't know anything about them except for their appearance. and like what they look like and you know, maybe how they talk and stuff like that. But as we go further into the future, appearance based humor is not really landing as well as it once did in the kind of nineties. So it's kind of like, okay, so you could do jokes about their personal life, but the audience doesn't know anything about them. You can't really, you can go after, I don't know, there's certain things that people find, like I always get fat jokes made about me. Those, those are apparently still acceptable. Um. But I mean, we could get into the whole choice versus, you know, if they say it's fine to mock someone for a choice versus something they couldn't choose, like their ethnicity or gender, oh well, God, opening a can of worms here. You know what I mean? It's close it. Because this would be a whole nother episode of like what's acceptable to make fun of. And yeah, we'll, we'll. There's a reason self-deprecating humor is so popular right now. I think that's part of it. And I'm not smart enough to articulate this well with that. getting myself in trouble. So yeah, roasts are interesting. I think for the most part, they like each other a lot because that's the other thing as well. It's like if you like someone and you know someone, then you know a lot about them. Whereas like if, you know, me and some other comic who I barely know are having to roast each other, it's like, hey, what are we going to talk about? And then also like, we... We don't know if they're actually taking shots at us that they really mean or not. So that would be kind of my answer to that is, I'm sure there have been no shortage of like open mic random roasts, but I think for them to be really good, the people roasting each other have to like basically love each other, be really, really close or really, really famous and have a really good sense of humor about it all. I'm also the opinion that roasts died. after the Norm MacDonald Bob Saget roast I think it was. That was so good. That was the like there's no need to do roasts anymore. Yeah. They haven't really been as good for a long time. I think the last one that I actually really enjoyed was the Justin Bieber one and that was because all the people on the dais were clearly really good friends. Like they didn't know him but like the jokes about each other were hilarious. Right moving on from roasts. Yeah. Well, maybe not moving on from roasts. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, why would it be Denny's? Why would it be Denny's? That's a, I'm gonna, I'm almost certain I know who submitted that one. Why would it be Denny's? Because Denny's is 24 hours in a lot of places. It is usually in like central areas. They do a big variety of food, some of which I think they probably shouldn't be doing. Like I don't. I knew a guy that ordered a satay roll from Denny's once and it's like, I don't know if that's the kind of food you should be ordering from Denny's. Um, they have some- I went to Denny's in California once and it was a trip. Was it like, alright? Or was it a bit rough? It was quite rough, but I was in a rough area. Well, I think, I think with New Zealand Denny's, um, I had this realization, because I've gone back and forth on my opinion on Denny's many times. Like I had- My first experience as an adult with it, where I used to get this thing called the Millennium Burger, which was amazing. But then I kept getting it, they would serve it and it would still be pink in the middle and the quality of the meat felt like it was really, really dropping at one point. And so I kind of went off it. But then just recently I went to the one in Auckland and I ordered like a breakfast, you know, like hash browns, eggs, bacon, all that kind of thing. And I kind of remembered like, well Denny's is like a diner. So diners do breakfast food really well. So that's, in my opinion, that's kind of why you should be ordering from Denny's. Like don't go for the satay roll. Don't go for the like, don't go for the curry and curry and naan. That was part of the reason my Denny's experience wasn't good is because I don't like eggs. And so I had to, I had to construct a meal that didn't have eggs inside ordered bacon, sausage, turkey sausage and hash browns with. It turns out what that consisted of was two pieces of bacon, one turkey sausage, one breakfast sausage and one... It was the most pitiful meal you could get in America. That's I believe what the kids call boy dinner. Yeah, it was a boy dinner back in 2017. No kidding. All right, let's move on. Who are your favorite comedians to watch right now? I'll just sit back for this one. Um, yeah. Let's break it into local versus like, you know, world stage. Yeah. Local, who do I like? Obviously Henry Hickman is a talented ingenue of Wonderkind, if you will. The next best, the next big thing in survivor based comedy. I think for For like, we'll go New Zealand, obviously David Kareos. I genuinely think he's one of the best comics in the country right now. I think he won best male comedian in the Guild Awards, which is like very well earned. He's just incredible. This is, I'm gonna get in trouble here because I don't watch a heap of New Zealand comedy, which is basically like sacrilege here. Oh gosh, I'll just skip to the American one because like I know a lot. I know a lot of the New Zealand comics and if I miss people out I'm going to feel terrible about it. So let's just go my favorite in New Zealand, David Carrillo's and overseas the ones that I like. Todd Barry, I love Todd Barry. He's like just his energy I love. Check out a domestic short here on YouTube. It's a free special. Gary Delaney is probably my biggest inspiration. of his work ethic and he's just the way he talks about writing jokes is the kind of stuff we were talking about before. Big fan of Gary Delaney and then actually Gary's wife Sarah Millican, hilarious. She does like these shows that are like nearly two hours long and she doesn't move from one spot and it's just like she's just crushing for two hours. She's so good. Like just those two, like if I could have dinner with, you know what I mean, like if I could have dinner with like any of sleazy. I'd love to spend like an evening with Sarah and Gary. I think that would just be like insane. So those two are my favorites. I quite like Gieselnick because he's done something unique with the one-liner thing. He's basically designated him himself as the devil and he's seen that through right till the end. He chose his path and wandered on it. He's also a very, very good joke Who else do I like to listen to? I, of course, am a big fan of Bert Kreischer. I feel like people try to dunk on him for not being a joke guy, but he's got a lot more jokes than people think he does. I just also think it's amazing the stuff he does with his tour, like the fully loaded tour, he brings smaller comics with him on the road to give them a bigger audience that they probably wouldn't be able to get themselves. I think Sam Morel is a really good joke writer as well. And then sort of connected to that, Taylor Tomlinson for like many reasons. I think she's just like, she's an ingenue, like a wonder can, whatever you call it. Hey, like she's like 25 or something. And just, yeah, so funny. Her and Sam Morel used to date, I think. I don't know if they still do. Um, who else? Oh, Starvee, I like Starvaros. He's, um, I get a little bit of fatigue with Starvaros because like a lot of his stuff is like, you know. something, get my dick sucked, something, dick pills, something, dyno. Like it's a little bit, but I love his energy. I love Starby. Let's just move on, because those are some of my favorites. Those are some of the ones I'm enjoying right now anyways. And what is your boomerist opinion? Boomerist opinion. I really don't get TikTok. A lot of the content to me is too, too like, Um, it's too, it's too quick. I need, I need them to slow down. Cause like you'll open up a TikTok and it'll be this gigantic wall of text over someone's face with music playing and then it will cut away to something. And I'm like, I didn't have time to read any of that. And so you've got to like, wait for it to loop. Then you've got to jam your thumb onto the screen and stop it so that you can read the whole, read the whole thing. And, um. The egregious use of the phrase POV, they'll be like POV, you're, and then it's so clearly not that person's point of view. And that bothers me. It's literally you looking at the person who they're claiming is the point of view of. Exactly. That's kind of the kind of pedantry that I go through life with. I think it's a part of life that old people like myself are look at young slang and be like, Oh, what the hell are they saying? But the. The way you have to write like, unalive instead of dead, or they'll write sex as like, seigs and that bothers me. I know it shouldn't. I should, I should say as well, none of this shit really bothers me, but like, this is the boomery opinions that I have where I look at the platform and I go, I don't understand much of this. So, you know, I'm not trying to, I'm not trying to shit on young people. Like I understand culture evolves and stuff, but these are the things that me as a approaching middle-aged man, uh. doesn't quite get. Let's move on. All right, okay. What has been your favorite episode of the podcast so far? Once again, I'll lean back in my chair. I'm gonna have to make my own chart of Henry things. Like the Beatles used to have their own, they used to have their own charts for like Beatles music. My favorite episode of the podcast, well, I think I'm gonna try and rip through these quite quickly. So I think episode. one of the Phantom files because that was one that I've been wanting to do for a long time. And then probably my... I'm just trying to quickly look at my little charts just to see which ones kind of stand out. I was really happy with the jokes and clips from the new material tour because it was satisfying that I managed to record all the shows and then edit them together. And then I think the one I didn't realize I was going to enjoy so much was talking about potato chips with Danny Sewell. because I thought he was joking when he said that New Zealand had the best potato chips in the world. And it ended up being a really, really interesting conversation. And so that kind of thing encapsulates like what podcasting is about to me. It's like this thing where you go into it going, huh? And then you leave going, yeah. Any other questions? Yeah. What are your favorite podcasts right now? Oh yeah, easy. I can go to my page and rip through these real quick. It's rattle me this and that's it. So I'm listening to the rest is history. That's a history podcast. The two guys in it for me, I listen to podcasts when I sleep and when I drive. So the hosts need to have soothing voices. Um, so I've got the rest is history. Um, star V's world that again, that can be hard cause he's got a real piercing laugh. I listened to intentionally blank. That's Brandon Sanderson's podcast. I've got all the ones on there like two beers on cave, Burt cast this past weekend, but I don't listen to those like religiously. I kind of listen if I have a, an episode that jumps out at me. Listen to Good One, which is a vulture podcast about jokes. If you're a comedian, definitely recommend listening to that. I've got Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, but it doesn't upload, it doesn't update that often. Got Shadows at the Door, which is a ghost stories podcast. Fantastic one, definitely check that out. We've got Blocks by Neil Brennan. That's another one with a game, like I was talking about at the start of the episode. The game there is, they bring all of their blocks to the podcast, which is the things that make them feel alone in the world. We've got... Kameo Nanjiani's X-Files Files. I don't watch the X-Files. I just like listening to Kameo talk about it. Jokes with Mark Simmons. My dream is one day to be on that podcast, because he's a gag merchant like myself. Recently got back into Inside of You with Michael Rosenborn. Yeah, it sounds dodgy, doesn't it? But it's just a really good interview show. Comfort Blanket is by Joel Morris, who used to do a podcast called Rule of Three, which was a great comedy podcast. And then again, I've just recently got back into the James Altucher show, which is I had the biggest blast from the past, uh, listening to that on the way into radio the other day, uh, because I started listening to it when I got my last job, uh, working at the newspaper and it would be like the Monday morning thing that I listened to on the way in. And I don't do well in the mornings. I'm like a bit of a zombie in the mornings. And so I was having to get up earlier than I normally would have to, to work there. And, um, So just listening to the jingle, they've got like this rap beat that plays at the start and that was sending me way back to like four or five years ago when I was starting this job and just kind of like the hazy like drive and trying to find a park on whatever that street the Burger King's on, on Lincoln Road. More house happening, wasn't it? No, it might be, it's something else, but. So we've only got a couple of minutes left here. Let's, is there any other questions on the list? Four more? Four, two of them can be yes, no. Okay, yep. Were you the cloth clown in high school? No, absolutely not. I was quiet. I was snarky, but I was not funny. I'm still not funny now. Are you happy? Holy shit, that's a deep question. I'd say I am happy, but I'm not satisfied. I have a lot of things I want to get done in the next year. What that mouth do? Yes or no? What that mouth do? Yes, no. Leave. Yes. It leaves it leaves an absolute wake of destruction at the buffet. And it expels terrible comedy jokes and helps me create this award nominated podcast. And final question, what is the weirdest nickname you have and how did you get it? Big queasy because my friend Jake, who does all my photography and stuff, he was coming up with rapper names. For a while he used to call me Young Paper. But then... he upgraded it to Big Queasy. So then that's adjusted to, you know, calling, we do all sorts of puns like Julius Queaser, Quease burger with fries. I'm blanking on some, usually it's just the Quease. That's like the, that's the nickname. It was usually for the guys at Kickboxing used to call me the Quease. So we've got about a minute left. Henry, get your plugs in quickly. How can the people find out all about you? Henry Hickman survivor on YouTube, Henry Hickman comedy Instagram, Henry Hickman comedian on Facebook. I really gotta put this all under one thing one day. I will chuck those all under the description. This episode went a lot longer as is typical of Henry and I's collaborations, but what can I say? He's just a delightful young man to chat to. Thank you for joining me, Henry, and I look forward to our next podcast. Take care, man. Thank you for having me.