Dance, Monkey: Billy Gardell

We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 16, 2008
Billy Gardell

So, you’re currently with the Jameson comedy tour. Is one of the stipulations of the tour that you continually get shit-faced on Irish whiskey and start random bar fights?
Yes, but the corporate folks like us to call it “being social.”

In a fantasy world, if poor little Dennis Kucinich actually clawed himself up from the bowels of political failure and won the Democratic Party nomination, who do you think he should choose as his running mate?
Brad Pitt. Do you really need me to tell you why? It doesn’t matter anyway. We could have a couple of monkeys run this country from a Russian space station.

What would you rather do: eat a fistful of rocky mountain oysters, or follow in the footsteps of David Crosby and father a child with Melissa Etheridge?
I’m gonna take the unpopular answer and go with father the child. Sometimes you’ve just gotta step up to the plate.

Should celebrities even be allowed to breed?
Nope. But there’s no stopping them.

Billy Gardell | Jameson Comedy Tour at the Comedy Connection, Boston | January 18-20 | 617.248.9700

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