Nicol Paone is, quite literally, a funny person. The star of LOGO’s The Big Gay Sketch Show can be seen in Judd Aptow’s Funny People playing opposite Adam Sandler as his character’s sister. Although the film isn’t a straight-up comedy that showcases Paone’s formidable talents for funny and impersonation, her fans can catch her on the occasional stage, on funnyordie.com, and BGSS, Season 3, premiering in early 2010.
I love interviewing people, but hate transcribing. To solve that problem, I asked Nicol if she was up
Here’s exactly how that unfolded – the only things I changed are the typos (mostly mine) and grammar (me again). Eavesdrop in on us as we talk about Nicol’s LOGO show, how she’s putting the “B” in LGBT, and tries to give me a lesson on how to do improv.
Dara: Hey you
Dara: What’s up?
Nicol: Sorry! I lost the screen for a second!
Dara: I thought you dropped your carabcake
Or crab cake, if you like English.
Nicol: What’s up??? I’m just having a white wine spritzer and thinking about all the mistakes I have made in my life!
Dara: That all? I’d need something a tad stronger for that.
Nicol: Yeah, and I have come to the conclusion that I haven’t made any, so there!
Dara: None? Are you a unicorn?
Nicol: Yes, sometimes I am quite magical.
Dara: Do you crap rainbows?
Nicol: I crap gold.
Dara: What are we saying?? OK. IM interviews might not be one of my best ideas.
Nicol: Get a hold of yourself, we just started!
Dara: OK. I’m ready. How’s every little thing on The Big Gay Sketch Show?
Dara: Great! Did you finish taping the newest season?
Nicol: We finished in April. It will air in February with RuPaul and The Sarah Silverman Show. Season 3 is ridiculously better that the other seasons. I can’t wait for it to air.
Dara: Why ridiculously better? I thought your previous seasons were pretty damn funny.
Dara: Isn’t “gay Disney” redundant?
Nicol: Yes, it is.
Dara: I like Big Gay Sketch Show because there’s nothing else like it on TV.
Dara: Sure is.
Nicol: I said dream job twice.
Dara: Maybe it’s a recurring dream job. What behavior makes you angry?
Nicol: Hmmmm, where do I start…there’s so much. Intolerance, stupidity….
Dara: Which is worse? Intolerance or stupidity?
Dara: True. Stupid can’t help it.
Dara: You almost feel bad for them. Almost.
Dara: Oh, that girl was beyond stupid.
Nicol: It’s funnier when she says it because she’s nervous and just got electrocuted by an electric dog fence.
Dara: I love an electrocution.