Thursday, 11 May 2017

The Comedian Tag with Jesse Henry

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Buenos Dias!

Last year I connected with amazing individuals to interview via twitter. This year it seems Facebook & Instagram have been taking over. Nicole Nicky Naicker shared a powerfully inspiring video that raised awareness & support on important mental health issues. As a fellow advocate, I related very much to what was spoken. So I decided to check out the Facebook page & true to my nature I was very down/low at the time but his videos were so hilarious that I couldn't help but laugh. It was a welcome reprieve to an intense week.

"Laughter is the BEST Medicine."
Despite his awesome following & skyrocketing success, Jesse remains as humble as ever just spreading his unique humor with world.



From Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
All Jesse wants to do is make people laugh. Bring them their little dosage of joy and make them forget about their problems for a little while. His ideas need a platform to be shared on and youtube provides him with just that. He battles with a lot of mental illnesses and making videos help suppress his pain and help him relax. Guess you can say its his non-medical therapy.


Watch The Comedian Tag (Vlog QNA)

Your personal choices:

1. Name your top 3 favorite comedy TV series: 
  • Geordie Shore, 
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S, 
  • Big bang theory
2. What is the last comedy video you watched? 
  • The last video that Pewdiepie uploaded
3. What was the first comedian concert you went to? 
  • Have not attended one actually, although I did act in one myself
4. If you could spend a day with your favorite comedian who would it be? 
  • Kevin Hart
5. How would you spend that day with him/her? 
  • Doesn’t matter, we could go skydiving or have a cup of coffee. Any time spent with greatness is a good time
6. Are there any comedians that you can’t stand hearing? 
  • Not really, no one in particular annoys me
7. If you could have a soundtrack to your life what would it be? 
  • Seven Nation Army – The white stripes
8. What makes you laugh? 
  • Goofy people
9. Your favorite comedian; one local & one international? 
  • Trevor Noah and Kevin Hart
10. Which comedians do you watch when you are feeling down? 
  • Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock to name a few
11. What do you think makes a great comedian? 
  • Delivery. Its all about delivery.
12. Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? 
  • I wasn’t raised by a lot of people, so no one was there to really give me advice. But I guess it would have to be the will to stay alive. Never give up and keep kicking until your last breath. I guess you can say music raised me
13. Favorite one-liner joke? 
  • Slow down sugar… I’m diabetic
14. If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it? 
  • Grab a six pack… Make that a 12 pack…. And spend it with my best friend, talking about all the good times we had

On Your Vlog:

15. When did you first start making funny videos? 
  • 2013. I started out on vine and realized that I wanted to make comedy that lasted more than 6 seconds.
16. Is there a specific type/sub-genre of comedy that you do? 
  • Not really. I tend to cover a whole bunch of genres. I try to be as versatile as possible
17. What is your comedy about ? 
  • Nothing in specific. As long as it makes someone laugh
18. I’ve heard people say they don’t vlog because they’re shy, or not attractive enough or don’t feel they have anything worth talking/making videos about…How would you respond to them? 
  • Be yourself. Honesty and authenticity is easier than trying to be someone else and expecting validation from others.
19. To date, what is the best/funniest comedy video you’ve created? 
20. Your Vape video went viral with 3 Million + views, 29k reactions & 41 000+ shares. Tell us about that journey & experience. 
  • Was the craziest thing imaginable because I never saw it coming. It made me realize that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.
Watch the Viral Video Here!
21. If you had just One message, One Golden nugget to share with other comedians/Vloggers out there. What would that be? 
Try to make the world a better place everyday. In order to do that, make people laugh without expecting anything in return. Don’t do it because you can get a big paycheck. Do it because you love it. It will make all the difference

Follow the hilarious adventures of Jesse:

Quick Fire {chose one}

Trevor Noah or Russel Peters

Sing in the shower or on Stage

Roastings or Stand Up

Guitar or Drums
(Tough one because Im good at both) Guitar

Big Bang Theory or Friends

Jim Carrey or Robbin Williams

Be an apple or a banana

Have 500 tarantulas crawling in your house or 1000 crickets jumping around your room
....1000 Crickets


For all my South African readers I have a special treat for ya.
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20 comments:

  1. Awesome interview! I'm pretty sure everyone needs a good laugh in their life and I love that he does it just to make people happy instead of for material gain.
    Great mother's day special!!

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  2. I didn't realize you interviewed them on Twitter. What a cool idea.

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  3. This is just so awesome. I'd love to review a comedian sometime. I love learning about people of all walks of life.

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  4. I love the interview questions. Good laughs are great for the soul. Comedians have an important job in entertaining.

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  5. What a great interview! I also love the show Friends. My daughter loves watching those Don't Laugh Challenges. She always loses, ha.

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  6. Great interview. I am a long time friends fan also!

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  7. What a great interview. IT's so nice to get to know people. I love comedy shows as well!

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  8. Awesome interview. I love the Don't laugh challenges. It's a good way to end the day!

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  9. Great interview! He is hilarious! I need to go watch some of his other videos

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  10. Awesome and congrats! Great interview. Gonna check out more!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA

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  11. Jesse sounds like a really interesting & funnt guy. Great interview as always.

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  12. He is hilarious! So great to see comedians who just want to make people laugh. This is a great interview with good questions and answers!

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  13. What a nice interview. Awesome and I will check out more. xx

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  14. Congratulations on all the views and this is such a great interview. It's always nice to know the things that inspire those who inspire us.

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  15. Okay we both like friends and big bang theory so that is a plus.i also love trevor noah.

    Isn't it ironic that the funniest people are actually the ones with so much sadness? I know it is not a joke to carry the burden of mental illness but im so glad that he can make something beautiful and funny out of it

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  16. Comic timing is one of the hardest things to pull off, so good to hear an insider's views.

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  17. Wow. It's amazing how social media can connect people all over the world. And yes, he's funny. Trying to make people laugh is tough but he surely was able to pull it off.

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  18. Great interview! I also agree, timing and delivery are so vital to making a good comedian!

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  19. Wow great interview with Jesse Heny. I'm definitely going to be checking his videos now for sure.

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  20. Love this interview - i watched the video

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