by Will Thomas
How long have you been doing comedy?
I've been doing comedy for a year and a half now!
Where would be your dream performance locale be?
Dream location on This Isn't Happening.
What do you feel makes a comedian?
A comedian is someone who takes this horrible, scary, wonderful thing called the Human Condition and shares it with others in a way that makes their audience not feel alone.
How do you think your growth as a comedian aided in other aspects of your life?
Growing as a comedian has allowed me to take more risks in life and realize everything can be workshopped. We can always change.
What gem would you provide those who may have not tried stand-up comedy yet?
If you're having a good time on stage, your audience probably is too.
Who is your largest non-comedian inspiration?
What do you consider to be the worst superpower?
Worst super power is x-ray vision. Who the fuck needs to see everyone's skeletal system?
On a scale from 1 - 10, how do you feel about the evolution of slang in today's culture?
As an English major, I've always loved language. Slang always has been and always will be an ever-changing aspect of language. I just roll with it.
Where was the last place you traveled?
I traveled to Salt Lake because I'm from there and, as an ex-mormon, am required to visit my homeland once a year to make sure Satan still has me in his grasp.
Is this your first Dreyfest performance?
It is! I'm thrilled to be involved this year.
What's a song that can help you get through anything, .....no matter what?
Archipelago by Mirah is my go to cry song. It will rip you apart in the best way.
If you could be your favorite animal, but had to lose a foot, would you still choose to be that animal? Why or why not?
Hmmm. Being a fox without a foot would still be cool, but I think digging and hopping around (as they do) would be too hard. I'd get eaten by a big ass bird for sure.
What’s a question you’d like to ask me as an interviewer?
Kaylie: What is your favorite part about stand-up?
Will: Nowadays, I think my favorite part is hearing how a joke evolves. I’ve said jokes hundreds of times, but I listen carefully to how the laughter erupts. You never know when a joke may suddenly change and regain new life just from one added action, or one swap of word choice.
What do you know about Dreyfest?
When you're on stage, and you can feel the energy of that specific audience, if you let it steer your set (and even take control of it sometimes), you're creating a completely new and unique moment that can never be re-created. It's fucking magical.