Ken Barnard sat down with KenBarnard.com to talk shop and answer a few questions
Q: How would you describe your comedy style?
do Performance Comedy, it's a combination of stand-up comedy and performance
Q: Why do you call it Performance Comedy?
A: Well, it's a combination of stand-up comedy and
performance art, so I took the word "performance" from "performance art" and the word "comedy"
from "stand-up comedy" and put them together.
Q: Did you ever consider calling it something else, like Stand-up Art?
Q: So what is Performance Comedy like?
A: Performance Comedy is more than jokes. I use
props and music to create absurd and surprising scenarios.
Q: How did you start doing Performance Comedy?
A: I've always believed that
entertainment does not have to be restricted by rules or parameters.
Just because I am a solo comedy act, that does not mean I can't use
props or costumes to get a laugh. If I can make something weird and
memorable happen, I'd rather do that - not just jokes.
Q: And why do you
always capitalize Performance Comedy?
Q: I don't know. (laughs) Because it's more pretentious that way?
Q: Who are your comedic influences?
Q: Andy Kaufman and Steve Martin are my... Um, why are you listing my answers under 'Q' now?
A: I got confused
because you answered my question with a question. Don't worry,
I'll fix that before we publish this to the website.
Q: It makes the Q & A difficult to follow, though. Are you sure you don't want to change them now?
Q: Wait ... Yes, you don't want to change them now? Or, yes, you will change them now?
A: I am not going to change them now.
Q: Okay. Now I'm confused. Who am I? Ken Barnard or KenBarnard.com?
A: You are Ken Barnard.