The Comedy Central Insider Boilerplate Interview: Anjelah Johnson

anjelah-johnson-1Matt Tobey
Comedy Central
February 8, 2010

Of all the stand-ups who were once cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders, Anjelah Johnson is definitely the best, though it’s worth mention that Gallagher is a close second. Anjelah’s special That’s How We Do It comes out on DVD and CD tomorrow and re-airs on Comedy Central this Friday night at 12:30am / 11:30c, so we sent her the boilerplate questions and got to know her a little better.

Who are your biggest comedic influences?
Ellen Degeneres, George Lopez, and I also enjoy Brian Regan’s storytelling.

When did you decide to become a comedian?
2005

What was your worst gig?
When I first started I would do Latino nights and try to be way more Latino than I really was. They would always see right through me and hate me. *crickets*

anjelah-johnson-2What was your best gig?
hmm… The taping of my Comedy Central 1hr special!

If you weren’t a comedian, what would you be doing?
I quite possibly could still be a terrible waitress somewhere.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen on the internet?
I’m a YouTube regular so it’s hard to pick just one. I’m big fan of kids saying funny things or silly animals. That never gets old.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen in real life?
Has anybody really answered this question

How do you think comedy will change in the coming years?
There are so many different kinds of comedy these days. Mainstream, Alternative, Dark, Blue, Clean, Ethnic… Its hard to say how it might change. I can only hope, like in everything that I do, just grow and get better.

Who are your favorite underrated or up-and-coming comics?
Whitney Cummings is about to be a household name. She is smart, funny and has no fear. Nate Bargatze is also another clever up and coming comic.

What’s your advice for someone just getting into comedy?
Be Yourself! Stay true to who you are and be confident.

Click [here] to see some clips from That’s How We Do It.

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