Sophie Buddle [Interview]

Hello Folks! We have an absolutely wonderful interview to share with you all today. We have the absolutely hilarious comedian Sophie Buddle gracing our digital pages, and we could not be more excited for this incredible honor. Sophie is literally one of the funniest human being that I (Ron) have ever witnessed perform stand up comedy. Admittedly, I have not seen her live, but I swear on the pack of Newports that are directly next to me that I desperately want but shouldn’t have because they kill me, that she is absolutely hilarious.

Okay, anyway, I haven’t seen Sophie live, but I swear it is a life goal to do as such. I’ve gone down a rabbit hole of her videos on YouTube, listen to several podcast appearances….and I just feel like she is a natural at the job and unique in so many ways. She’s a talent that is beknownst (I’m making that a word) to so many of the greatest minds in that are currently working in the world of comedy, and has a fan base that is flourishing faster than a field of sunflowers in the south of Spain.

So Folks, I am so pleased that Sophie was able to take some time out of her day to share a few answers with us here. She’s just an incredible person, and to have her here is a real honor. So, enjoy some wonderful words from the brilliant Sophie Buddle!

 

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What inspired you to get into the world of comedy? Was it something that you have wanted to do since your youth? Or did you happen to find yourself in this world one day?

I think I’m just lazy and complain a lot, so job wise it was either comedy or President of the United States. I’m not good enough at twitter to be president though.

What was your first paid gig in the world of comedy? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still affect your work today?

Whenever the first gig I ever had was, till my current paid work, it pretty much always comes down to somebody recommending you. I think it’s like that at most jobs so the lesson is be nice to some people occasionally.

Whenever we have the opportunity to have comedians who tour across the U.S. and Canada on the site, I always like to ask this question: What are some more obscure cities to perform comedy in that some people may not realize are wonderful? What are some of these “fly-over” locations off the coasts that have wonderful audiences?

I love performing in Halifax! I always recommend it to comics. Winnipeg also has one of the best clubs in the world (Rumors Comedy Club)

 

 

Can you tell us a bit about your podcast that is coming up on being a year old known as Obsessed with Sophie Buddle. How did this concept come about? And how has your experience been in bringing it to the world?

I sound like such a loser saying this but I love my podcast so much. It can be tough to find a way as a comedian to put something out regularly. We like to save our stand up for an album or a tv spot, and unlike musicians we can’t really just drop a single or do a cover to stay on people’s radar. Putting out a podcast is a great solution because it is like putting out stand up at a different pace. It’s obviously not as punchy or well thought out but it’s still your ideas and personality. Each week a guest and I pick an obsession that we have to talk about, it can be anything big or small, but I like to talk about stuff I like and am interested in because it’s easy to fall in a hole of negativity in comedy because it’s funny to make fun of stuff. The past couple weeks of quarantine have just been my boyfriend and I and they have been some of my favourite eps.

If you were handed the opportunity to write and produce the biopic of any legendary figure in Canadian comedy history, who would it be?

Catherine O’Hara she’s a living legend!! She has risen above comedy in my opinion and is just one of the greatest actresses of our time.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

I’d plug my podcast and album which are both available everywhere, I’m writing on a new TV show too but I’m not allowed to talk about it. Once I’m allowed to talk about it though please check it out.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

My boyfriend’s ears! They stick out and they are so cute and sometimes one of them is red!!

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