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Frickin Dangerous Bro - Funny As Interview

Frickin Dangerous Bro - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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Jamaine Ross, James Roque and Pax Assadi make up sketch comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro. Each are established solo stand-up comedians, but they have performed together for years (and created TV series Only In Aotearoa). In this Funny As interview they reflect on many things, including:

  • How they got their name from the time Pax drove at 90 in a 50 zone
  • How their audience is more multicultural than most comedy audiences, and how they are a "gateway drug" to more mainstream comedy
  • Early influences, including the impact of seeing Kiwi-Indian comedian Tarun Mohanbhai in comedy series A Thousand Apologies
  • The usefulness of comedy in discussing race and how they engage with white audiences, creating a safe space to laugh at race-related comedy — and where to draw the line after the show
  • Whether or not “political correctness” is ruining comedy and limiting what you can joke about

This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.