Artist Spotlight: Leland Long

Parental Advisory: Explicit Content

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Leland long and I do standup comedy.

Why does it matter?

It matters because it allows people to forget the outside world for a moment and just laugh in the space around them; also it makes me feel good.

When did you realize performing was what you wanted to do?

When I watched improv comedy for the first time at the UofA.

Do you remember what it was like in the beginning?

Rough.

What is your dream performance?

One where I can make enough money to pay that month’s rent.

Which living person do you most admire?

Comedian Ari Shaffir.

Which living person do you most despise?

If the internet could be classified as a person.

What is the quality do you most like in a man?

Good sense of humor.

What is the quality do you most like in a woman?

Good sense of humor.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Finishing this list of questions.

What is your favorite word?

Nope.

What is your least favorite word?

Questions.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

Dogs.

What turns you off?

Having to answer more than 5 questions in a row.

What is your favorite curse word?

Fuck.

What sound or noise do you love?

A cat’s purr.

What sound or noise do you hate?

The sound of my parents having sex.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Professional scuba diver.

What profession would you not like to do?

Astronaut.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Catch me out side, how bout dat.

Leland will be performing at the next VaudVil Variety Show on March 11 at Geronimo Plaza @ Main Gate Square.  You can also catch him outside of many open mics around Tucson and sometimes in Phoenix.

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