It’s Always Funny in Salt Lake City interview Utah’s comedy sweetheart, Taylor Hunsaker, this week.
We discuss hugely important topics such as tattoos, slutty anteaters and why she loves the local comedy scene.
You should check her out this Thursday for a night full of estrogen fueled comedy at 5 Monkeys. Guys, you might just grow some boobs afterwards.
Describe yourself in 10 words or less?
Strange, awesome high-fiver, vindictive, geeky, titties, humorous
A anteater walks into the lunchroom at your work dressed as a firefighter, what is the first thing he says and why is wearing that uniform?
If you think my nose is long, you should see my cock! *begins to strip* He clearly misread the location of my ANT’S bachelorette party.
What profession would a Tyrannosaurus Rex be best suited with it’s short arms?
Athlete in the Paralympics
Should I get a face tattoo? Why or why not? What should it be?
Yes! A single green teardrop under your eye. It will confuse people into thinking you’re tough and you probably served a dime; that way nobody will fuck with you.
What got you started in stand up comedy?
I’ve always been a little obsessed with comedy and I thought it’d be a great challenge. I fell in love with it the first time.
Rebecca Corry, Anthony Jeselnik, Tina Fey, Amy Poheler.
How long have you been doing comedy?
1 1/2 years!
Who has been the biggest help for you in your comedy career?
Really everyone. The comedy community is so supportive. We all are quite different, but this one thing brings us all together and it’s just amazing. Also, my mom.
Do you feel like wearing glasses has helped you comedy career? (Asking as a fellow glasses wearing comedian).? I am starting to ask this to all comedians who wear glasses.
It actually does! People recognize me from my glasses, but if I don’t wear them, people get confused. But I think it’s stupid when people wear glasses that don’t need them.
You have an awesome tattoo, what local comedian has the awesomest (most awesome) tattoo?
Me, everyone else’s are dumb compared to my awesome robots on my ribs! Also, I haven’t really seen anyone else’s.
What has been your defining experience doing comedy so far?
I think it was the day I started opening for people and started doing more than open mics. I’ve been really lucky to get to open for a few ladies and meet people that are just an inspiration.
So far I think it’s Mo’s Diner on Tuesdays! Anything can happen and I’ve become closer to a lot of people because of it.
What is one stage that you haven’t been on that you would like to?
In Utah, probably a show up at the Ogden Wiseguys. I’ve watched shows, it’d be neat to open or more there.
What was one joke that you have told that has stood out the most?
Killing a baby on Sims because I wanted to see what would happen if I put it on a grill.
What do you think of the Utah Comedy Scene?
I think it’s great. We have a lot of local talent that has yet be seen and there’s new people trying shit out each week. I love it.
Where do you see it in 5 years?
I feel like it’s probably going to steadily grow. I’m not sure if it’ll be HUGE, but I see the local comedians becoming huge.
What is the thing happening in the comedy scene that you are really excited about?
More open mics and shows! When I started I only knew of two open mics and now there’s one every single night and there are shows up and down the Wasatch. I love how much time we can all do instead of it just being one spot, once a week.
Name one local comedian that is blowing your mind right now? Why?
Jackson Banks, that mother fucker can do everything and it’s very admirable.
What shows do you have coming up?
I am on the Girls with Mace Comedy Tour this Thursday June 19th at 5 Monkey’s with Melissa Merlot and two amazing women from New Orleans, Ariel Elias and Molly Ruben-Long, hosted by Natashia Mowers. Starts at 8 and will be amazing!
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