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.
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