Where do I begin? My great friend OJ and I go way back. Lots of memories, me and this guy. We have to go all the way back to August 1, 2011 when I was given OJ’s name as a referral for 8Questions. He replied to my random email and we became close hanging out on twitter. Ok.. well, I retweeted some stuff and he followed me and I almost went to his house once. The friendship goes deep!
OJ is the “go to” guy when it comes to what’s happening in the SF comedy scene. Lydia Popovich (Laugh Tracks - Episode One) introduced us and he is on top of his game. Check out his comedy blog http://courtingcomedy.tumblr.com/. You can find info on upcoming shows, see performance photos and watch funny videos. (Kids, ask your parents before watching this one.)
This dude OJ is a great guy! Seriously, he made this for us. Enjoy!
That was way more than I could have hoped for when I asked him to tell a joke on his camera phone! Thank you, that was awesome.
I will be out to see you perform one of these days, until then, O.J. Patterson, I have some questions for you……
1. How funny are you?
I’m as funny as this question is difficult to answer. So basically, I’m very funny. Still, I know I have a long way to go to be as funny as I want to be. If 2 Live Crew were as nasty as they want to be, I want to be the 2 Live Crew of comedy.
2. Who is the funniest comedian we may not know about and why are they so damn funny?
Cory Loykasek is a San Francisco based comedian that is ultra-funny. It is very exciting to watch him because he’s very smooth and casual yet communicates very cerebral observations and commentaries. He also produces my favorite short films/sketches under Wobbly H Productions. There are tons of funny people who deserve wider attention and Cory is definitely a champion in his weight class.
3. What is the most embarrassing stage moment you are willing to admit to the public?
I once fell through a stage. It wasn’t a stage as much as two adjacent tables. I’m very physical on stage; I lounge and dance around stage without much thought. Should have checked the logistics of the performance space because all of my rumbling moved the tables apart and gravity handled the rest. It didn’t hurt much but the calamity happened during my closing bit. Ever since then I’ve been known as “Pratfall” Patterson.
4. What is the #1 Junk Food you just can’t ever refuse?
Tin cans. Bacon wrapped hot dogs. Basically I get weird when I drink.
5. If you could have 1 super power, what would it be and how would you use it?
I would teleport. I have a lot of cute comedy nerd girls that follow my Tumblr page that I’d like to perform for. Plus there’s no poop/urine on the seats of teleporting in contrast to Bay Area public transportation.
6. Club Sandwich or Corned Beef Reuben?
Corn Beef Paul Reuben and a Tequila shot in a Large Marge Milkshake.
7. What was your first job as a kid and what did you learn from it?
I folded t-shirts for my stepfather’s side business. I learned how to endorse checks and learned “We’re All Just a Box of Crayons” as the shirts stated.
8. Do you have any skills in the kitchen? If yes, what is your signature dish, if no, why the hell not?
I don’t cook because I’m a young comedian (i.e. poor). I’m currently surviving on day old bread from local cafes and free jerky. I’m also impatient and cooking takes an observational capacity beyond my nature. I’ll learn one day.
Bonus Question: Now that you’ve tried it, what are your thoughts about GreenLight Jerky?
I really like GreenLight jerky’s savory consistency. I don’t feel sick at all even after a lot of it. I can’t really ask anything more from my jerky. Outside the food, the brand/personality/local business aspect of GreenLight is a big selling point. I know I’m supporting something very cool when I’m chomping on the Garlic Parmesan.
OJ Patterson every body! Thanks for playing!
Get some GreenLight Jerky and Put It In Your Mouth