Friday, March 27, 2009

Questions and Answers with Haily Boyle

Hailey Boyle has been a rising star on the New York comedy circuit since her transplant from Fairbanks Alaska to Manhattan in 2004. She is a regular at Caroline’s on Broadway, and tours clubs and colleges all over the country. Hailey has been featured in The New York Daily News and The Fairbanks News Miner, and last year Hailey was named one of New York’s Top Ten Funniest at The New York Comedy Festival. Most recently Hailey had a very successful run of shows at the 2010 Magners Glasgow Comedy Festival in Scotland. Hailey has also been privileged enough to host her own show on, be featured in videos on, and, as well as several guest appearances on Sirius Satellite Radio including Opie &Anthony, Jackie's Joke Hunt, and Breuer Unleashed. Her first national commercial campaign for Kimberly Clark ran for two years alongside her guest appearances on Fast Money, and Fox News
What/who inspired you to do what you do?

A friend of mine Shannon decided for me...she signed me up and within two days I'm learning how to become a comic.

How long has your career lasted?

Five years.

Where have you traveled with your talents, what's your next destination?

I've been to New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Alaska, my next destination is somewhere in Long Island where it'll be a steak/cigar, all men's dinner...that should be very interesting.

Where is your favorite spot to perform and why?
My favorite spot to perform,,um...probably Caroline's...there's a lot of prestige that goes along with that. I like climbing down the big staircase when I get there.

Who is your favorite obscure artist/comic/performer to work with? Famous?
Ummm...let's far as obscure I'd probably go with Graham cuz he's not that well known YET and I love watching him...he's really good. I guess for someone famous, I'd probably say Judith Freelander. His style is ridiculous but he never ever acknowledges it's ridiculous and I love that.

What are some perks? What are some peeves? Perks...definitely you never have to pay for your food or drink, you get to travel and you get away with cursing at family gatherings. Peeves...people are always trying to give me jokes...and they try to be funny around you and they're not. And then people ask stupid questions a lot of the time, 'Do you write your own material?' It's like, 'No, I have a team of writers in my closet writing all my jokes for me!'

What's it like being 'on the road'?'s weird to check into a hotel, go to work, check out of a hotel...but it is nice to be out of the city.

Does being a comic heighten or hinder your chances of having a meaningful relationship?
Hinder...definitely hinder (laughing)...ah, as a woman it's difficult because dudes are way more possessive, especially if you're working with well-known comics. I do have some insulting men jokes out of fairness which some guys might not like.

Ever had a heckler? If so, how did you handle it? Oh I had a million hecklers...I actually love hecklers. I let them make a jerk of themselves and then I react...I love when the crowd turns on a heckler.

Ever been on TV? Radio? Yeah, been on Todd and Tyler, Opie and Anthony, Breuer Unleashed and I had my own Internet radio show for a while called The Hotness and I was on Comical Radio.

What was it like being on Opie and Anthony? It was hideous. I didn't know them and I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I hated it...the other ones were all awesome experiences.

Are you consistent with your material or do you like to change it constantly, what are the ingredients? I have my favorites but I'm always adding new material. My comedy is 97% based on my life experiences so I'm always adding something new.

Where do you see yourself in five years from now? On television...I fully intend to have my own sitcom and after that I will be a movie star.

Who is the closest well known comic you aspire to be? Eddie Murphy...I want to be a kick ass comic and then become a movie star...or, um, Steve Martin...all dudes mind you...

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