Welcome to our weekly Giggle Goddess question and answer session with a comediva out in the world spreading giggles like wildfire. This week, lady-comedy troupe Reformed Whores grace the page with their whimsy and, of course, hilarity.
What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?
Anything cream filled!
What or whom inspired you to pursue a career in comedy?
We both liked to stay up late and watch old variety and sketch shows like SNL, Smothers Brothers, and The Muppet Show.
If Chuck Norris were to corner you in an alley and challenge you to a duel, what would be your weapon of choice?
We’d order a pizza and call up our friends the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they’d take care of it for us.
What are some challenges you’ve faced since going down the comedy track and what, in your experience has made those obstacles worth overcoming?
To be honest, the biggest challenge has been traveling across the country with all of our instruments. You’d be shocked to find out how many times the TSA has made Katy serenade the airport to prove her accordion isn’t a bomb! But lugging all that stuff around is totally worth it to put on a great show where ever we go… though we kind of regret that we don’t just play the kazoo.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard/seen?
When Katy got drunk in biker bar in Chicago and climbed up on the table and started singing along to a Phil Collins song. Needless to say we got kicked out.
Which comedienne, dead or alive, would you love to work with/meet?
June Carter, Dolly Parton, Amy Poehler, Kristin Schaal, Gilda Radner… all comedy orgy style.
In what ways do you think you’ve improved or evolved since your first comedy venture?
Well our hands have stopped shaking while we’re playing. That’s quite an improvement!
What long term/short term goals do you have for your career?
Short term we’d like to take over the world. Long term we’re looking to taking over the universe.
Where did the inspiration for debut album Ladies Don’t Spit come from and can you talk a little bit more about it?
We just tell it like it is and we’ve found that catchy songs are a great way to get through to people. Besides, we know ya’ll are thinking the things we sing about, we’re just ballsy enough to say ’em out loud.
What attracts you to musical comedy specifically?
Actually, Marie doesn’t like musical comedy but Katy can’t get enough of it. It’s a good balance!
Do you have a specific audience to whom you play/would like to play? Describe that audience, and why/how you’re playing to them.
When we first started we weren’t sure who was going to dig our music, but as it turns out our audience has been very diverse. We’ve gotten to play everywhere from an Irving Plaza hard rock show to in front of the US Capitol at a woman’s rally and everywhere in between. We don’t specifically try to reach out to one group over another. We just want to spread the gospel of the Whores to whoever will listen!
What’s the difference between appealing to women and appealing to men?
We’ve found that there’s not much of a difference. We try to speak from our experiences and by doing so we think we’re pretty relatable to both men and women. Oh also titties! But wait! Some men have titties too so yea… there’s no difference.
What’s your favorite comedy movie or T.V. show of all time?
Katy’s is Pee Wee’s Play House and Marie’s is Father of the Bride.
When you’re not immersed in the world of comedy you’re…
immersed in the world of business promoting our comedy. We know a lot of artists don’t like to deal with the business stuff but the hard truth is that if you ignore the business stuff you wont be able to do the art stuff. We also enjoy silk screening!
What would the title of your autobiography be?
From Whorin’ to Ho-Downs: how two gals lost the dicks to find their dreams