Does almond milk make you gassy? It does me. I switched over from cow milk because of a certain digestive result that I would get with drinking that. Almond milk doesn’t take it to that extreme, but it puts me on the edge of digestive glory. It is a problem today, although I also switched over to eating Raisin Bran, so maybe it is the combination of the two. I just felt as a 35yr old man, I should maybe eat less cartoon based cereals. Is that a good idea? Or should I remain young through eating Flintstone affiliated rock cereal? I don’t know. It is really hard growing up. Enjoy today’s interview with Jay Harris!
Riggs: How are you?
Harris: Not great.
Riggs: If you could, how would you plan your own funeral?
Harris: Haven’t really thought about it. I expect to live forever.
Riggs: Corn: Canned or Fresh?
Harris: Neither. Not a big fan of non-digestible food.
Riggs: What is the thing (tv show, comedian, person etc.) that gave you the idea to start comedy?
Harris: I used to see Howie Mandel do these short skits on TV, I just loved his off-stage antics. I was always intrigued by it, in one way or another. When I was 16 I’d steal my Moms car to go down to the this now out of business comedy club on Grand/Ontario in the city, and watch the midnight “blue” show. I always knew I was gonna do it, just kept procrastinating.
Riggs: If you could have dinner with any historical figure, what would you suggest as an appetizer?
Harris: Good question ! I love how you don’t even ask me who I want the person to be, just the food. I’d say potatas bravas from Cafe Iberco in Chicago, they’re my favorite, plus who doesn’t like potatoes?
Riggs: How many surgeries have you had?
Harris: Another ridicules question! who keeps track of these? at least 2-3 where I’ve been in the hospital.
Riggs: What are your four favorite state capitals (lower 48)? Please don’t say why.
Harris: I was never good at memorizing capitals but maybe Santa Fe, NM, Austin, TX, Springfield, IL, and Nashville, TN
Riggs: 5 words or less…explain religion.
Harris: Gives people hope.
Riggs: What are you most proud of in the world?
Harris: The diversity of life: people, food, colors, animals, wildlife, music, etc. we all need each other, we just don’t realize it.
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)
Harris: I’m trying to survive like everyone else. I really believe in Yin/Yang, can’t have good without the bad. Everything always balances out in the end, know that and live the best life possible ! This Matt guy, haven’t seen him in a while, but I know he’s still the same amiable guy I knew from yesteryear.
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.