This is the third session of “140 or Less“, a twitter-style interview that I do with some people of interest in my life. You can see my interviews with authors Tony Jones and Mark Batterson to see how this works. Today I’m excited to switch gears and interview my friend Geoff Tate. Geoff is a stand-up comic who has appeared on Comedy Central. He also has a part in my next movie, A Strange Brand of Happy. (I’m basically making all 0f his dreams come true.)
Here’s a little of Geoff on Comedy Central talking about Cincinnati and church. Seemed like the obvious choice for this blog. It’s PG-13ish in content, but don’t worry you can find his R-rated stuff very easily.
Live at Gotham
So here’s the deal with this segment…
Everyone gets the same 12 questions. They have to answer them as if they were tweeting them, staying within the 140 character limit. Beyond that, anything goes:
JOE: Geoff, tweet to the first person you kissed.
GEOFF: I get better at it. Thanks.
JOE: Tweet your bio as if you were your biggest fan.
GEOFF: He’s like if Bill Cosby led Hunter Thompson’s life.
JOE: Tweet your bio as if you were the one person who hates you the most.
GEOFF: He’s terrible. Everything takes forever. I hate him the most.
JOE: Tweet to potential visitors to your city.
GEOFF: Cincinnati: stay outta the corporate chains and you can have a great week. Museums, a zoo and great bars.
JOE: Tweet as your present self to yourself ten years ago.
GEOFF: It’s gonna get really great, then unbelievably terrible, then ok and kinda bounce around all 3 for awhile. Wear a white undershirt on gotham.
JOE: Tweet to someone you love who has passed.
GEOFF: Where’s the money? Where’d you hide all the money?
JOE: Tweet your #1 rule of leadership.
GEOFF: Be cool. Never ask someone to do something you’ve never done.
JOE: Tweet to the American voter.
GEOFF: Don’t ever vote for someone based on social issues. They will never do anything about those. Ever. And none of them are Christian.
JOE: Tweet to God.
GEOFF: Someday, I’m gonna love your explanation for all this.
JOE: Tweet your own epitaph.
GEOFF: He wasn’t always right but he always did his best.
JOE: Choose one – tweet to Yoda, Gandalf, Santa Claus or Charles Nelson Reilly.
GEOFF: Santa, you have dropped the ball for so many years, I don’t even want that jacket anymore, jerk.
JOE: For those of us captivated by your brilliant and witty responses, how can we find out more about you?
GEOFF: Find me on Twitter at @geofftate96.
Thanks, Geoff! If you are near Cincinnati, Geoff appears often at Go Bananas Comedy Club. Check him out in person some time…