Brian Einersen

Who Am I ?

BRIAN EINERSEN

April 2012

1: Who am I?

Cartoonist and stand-up comic.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I draw cartoons, write jokes, and make people laugh. I’m working on my stand-up act at the Broadway Comedy Club and my weekly pop culture cartoons for Funny Or Die.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I’m from New Rochelle, New York, and I’m going. Just going. No clear destination.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Madonna.

5: What book is your bible?

I’m not much of a reader, but I am on Facebook.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love art, comedy, movies, and pop music. I hate money. Making money. Thinking about how to make money.

7: What is your raison d’être?

I am not sure.

8: What is your favorite color?

Plaid. I like colors crossing over each other.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Kathy Griffin. She is a superhero of comedy and she wrote a funny book.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Mythical free wi-fi.

11: What turns you on?

Madonna’s music videos. Kathy Griffin’s stand-up specials. Laughter. My friends and family making me laugh.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Brian Einersen is a stand-up comic and a cartoonist from New Rochelle, New York. He gained worldwide recognition for spoofing Lady Gaga in a mini-comic book titled Lady Saga, which was sold at Marc Jacobs, endorsed by Perez Hilton, and ignored by Lady Gaga. Village Voice columnist Michael Musto blogged about Brian’s stand up comedy when Brian suggested that Madonna should re-do her songs and make them Jewish!

Brian’s most recent cartoon book, P-Town Humor, is a favorite among the gay community in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Cape Cod Times described the book as “bitingly funny”. Brian posts cartoons weekly on funnyordie.com and his stand up acts on his youtube channel. You are welcome to friend him on facebook too.

LINKS:

Brian’s Website

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Patricia Willis/ Courtesy of Brian Einersen

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Brian Einersen, Backstage, Bernie West Theatre, 2010, Photography by Patricia Willis/ Courtesy of Brian Einersen

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