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Two Hearts - Funny As Interview

Two Hearts - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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Laura Daniel and Joseph Moore were both Billy T nominated comedians before they started performing together as musical comedy duo Two Hearts. In this interview they cover many topics, including:

  • How they met and began working together, via TV show Jono and Ben and comedy improv group Snort
  • The unusual technical requirements of musical comedy — like having to present comedy as a finished product from the start, and needing far more preparation than just jumping on stage
  • The creation of, and audience reception to, songs like ‘Palmerston North’, ‘Slutty Ghost’, and ‘Alan Rickman’
  • Joseph talks about acting with David McPhail on TV series Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby as a teen
  • How they both loved Flight Of The Conchords growing up — Laura played their songs in the school talent quest, only to be beaten out by her other, group acts; Joseph formed a musical folk comedy duo with Nic Sampson
  • The difficulty of starting to date each other when they already spent all their time together as a comedy duo

For more from Laura Daniel, see her solo Funny As interview here

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.