Did you know that you can watch The Beatles Anthology online for free? It’s all on Vimeo and is all subtitled in what I think is Spanish. They had a very interesting career. If you have never heard of them, this may be something you should check out. They are pretty good at music. I’m not comparing today’s interview guest with The Beatles. For one, they did music and he does comedy and for two, I’m not the type of guy who goes around comparing things. Apples and oranges…sounds more to me like some tasty treats. Today’s interview subject is technically bigger than Jesus, being that they think old JC was 6’2″ at the tallest and this guy is slightly over that, so in your face King of Kings. Check out this great interview with the hilarious Aaron Weaver!
Riggs: How are you?
Weaver: I’m good. I mean well! Nah baby, good. Hmm.
Riggs: If you could, how would you plan your own funeral?
Weaver: I just want to be mounted on a dead horse so I can get to Jesus faster.
Riggs: Corn: canned or fresh?
Weaver: Neither. Frozen. I like to put it in warm broth and drink it like summer tea.
Riggs: What is the thing (tv show/ comedian/ person, etc) that gave you the idea to start comedy?
Weaver: I got into Mitch Hedberg pretty hard in college and then I found out he was dead and got really sad when I found out I would never hear a new joke from him, cuz you can’t talk when you dont have a body. So I decided to use my body write some jokes in his honor.
Riggs: If you could have dinner with any historical figure, what would you suggest as an appetizer?
Weaver: Popeye, spinach dip.
Riggs: How many surgeries have you had?
Weaver: None. Unless you count the time I removed the government tracer from my arm. Then, still none.
Riggs: What are your four favorite state capitals (lower 48)? Please don’t say why.
Weaver: Nashville, Taint Louis, Puerto Rico, Dan Francisco, Sacramento
Riggs: 5 words or less…explain religion.
Weaver: Being dead’s the best part.
Riggs: What are you most proud of in the world?
Weaver: Discovering you can eat pineapple. If I saw that for the first time I would not put it in my mouth.
Riggs: Any final thoughts? (Although none of your words will be edited, do know that if you do not include nice words about me, I will add them in for you…fyi, my version of you will be very complimentary of me)
Weaver: Don’t trust anything made in a factory that claims it will make you smell like something in nature. Also, be kind to yourself, you never know when you might need you. 🙂 PS. That Matt Riggs guy, he may be better than anyone who has ever lived, but if he isn’t…he’s still a pretty upstanding person. Worship him, WORLD!
Matt Riggs grew up in rural Indiana and barely attended Indiana University. After his dreams of working at an amusement park for the rest of his life were squelched, he headed to Chicago to try comedy. He can be seen in shows all over the Midwest and is a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy. He participated in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, The Limestone Comedy Festival 2014 and the 2013 TBS Just for Laughs Chicago. He has a weekly podcast called Bad News/Good Timing on iTunes. When he is not trying to think of things that people might want to read on his bio, he is enjoying a nice podcast or perhaps inventing a new food made with mostly hot dogs.