You have to be joking? Luca Cupani


The joke that you loved but no one else did?

“North Korea’s official name is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Why do they feel the need to add the adjective ‘Democratic’? Maybe they are not so sure to be really democratic. So, when you read United Kingdom you might wonder…”

Surprisingly, I didn’t get a large amount of laughter.


The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?

When I started doing comedy, I saw that by mentioning some infamous towns or areas you would get an easy laughter from the audience. So, I made up a joke about getting lost at night in Croydon. Everyone laughed, but that was a cheap hack and by that time I hadn’t even been to Croydon yet, so it felt like cheating…


The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?

Woody Allen’s movies (I fell in love with his witty dry humour) and Robin Williams’ stand-up: I really liked his energy and how easily he could improvise a routine.


The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

I would say Paul Sinha at the Stand in Edinburgh: I saw him last January and his whole set was great, but his last joke was wonderful (I won’t tell you though, it wouldn’t be nice to spoil it).

Luca Cupani: God Digger


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1st-27th August

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