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Interview with Troy Kinne

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Best of Kinne

2019 is going to be a big year for comedian Troy Kinne, who had his sketch show picked up by Channel 10. With a series in production this might be your only chance to catch Kinne before he’s a household name!
So what makes Troy Kinne tick?

What makes Troy Kinne laugh hardest?

Jokes among friends that if you said in public you may have to leave the country.

If you were to say your three best traits?

Seeing the funny side to a bad situation, a good memory, enjoying making time to meet new people.

What about your three worst?

Over-packing when travelling, a good memory that stores all the s*%t memories too, being phoney when I pretend to enjoy making time to meet new people.

What do you love most about performing live?

Seeing an audience forget about everything stressful in their lives for an hour. 

Where does your material come from? How do you work up new jokes?

I want the audience to think to themselves ‘Oh I thought that only happened to me,’ which is something I heard Ray Romano say in a documentary once. I try to find the little behaviours most of us do within general activities everyone does.

How did you make the jump from standup to sketch comedy?

I started sketch comedy in high school before standup and actually only started standup to meet other people who were into making video sketches.

Congratulations on your show being picked up by Channel 10. What should we expect to see on our screens?

Our key word is definitely relatable. We want the audience to be able to laugh at themselves and nod along or point at a loved one or a mate during the episode because the content is so familiar to them. It’s a 30-minute stress relief to break up the working week.

Tell us about the show you are bringing to Byron. How do you incorporate your sketch comedy with your standup?

My standup is built on the same foundation as my sketches. People will definitely be laughing at themselves / mates / loved ones because I’ll be reminding them of behaviours we all do or have witnessed.

What is something about you that no-one knows?

My heart is on the opposite side of my chest from everyone else’s. Unique, yeah!

Troy Kinne brings his live show to the Byron Services Club on Friday at 8.30pm.

Tix are $39 at the club or on Trybooking.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

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