Ten Questions with Max Fine

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Known cool guy, Max Fine, is a comedian from Atlanta, GA, currently accepting hate mail in Brooklyn, New York. Highly praised for his colorful storytelling, Max taps into his own personal experiences for laughs. He performs all over the country and was once asked to leave the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He's on our show on Wednesday, October 14th, together with Remy Kassimir & Amanda Gail.

We caught up with him to ask a few questions.

asembl: How long have you been doing standup comedy?

MF: 7 years.

asembl: What’s the best gig you ever had? The worst? 

MF: Best gigs are much harder to remember than the worst, which was absolutely in Pascagoula, Mississippi where the audience was encouraged to throw beer bottles on stage.  It was very stressful.

asembl: A lot of comics have been doing outdoor gigs since the pandemic struck. If you’ve done any, how terrible has that been?

MF: Some are really fun! The ones that aren’t, well, you really feel like you’re performing to a god that is incredibly disappointed in the decisions you’ve made to get to this point.

asembl: Other than yourself, name a comedian that nobody knows today but you think everybody will know in two years.

MF: Some are really fun! The ones that aren’t, well, you really feel like you’re performing to a god that is incredibly disappointed in the decisions you’ve made to get to this point.

asembl: What early trauma was most influential in bringing you to stand up comedy?

MF: All of high school.

asembl: Which comics have influenced you the most?

MF: All of my friends are comics, they’ve all influenced me one way or another.

asembl: Which of the following is the threshold at which you consider a gig to be well paid?
(a)  Having to pay to perform.
(b)  Not getting anything.
(c) Few free drinks.
(d)  Any money at all.
(e)  $20 or more.

MF: (D) is always nice.

asembl: How has the pandemic impacted you creatively? Are you writing more, less or the same now?

MF: Writing right now is awful and hard because there’s nothing to experience.  That being said, I wrote a play that will probably never be produced.

asembl: How have you adjusted to Zoom therapy / AA / etc.?

MF: Writing right now is awful and hard because there’s nothing to experience.  That being said, I wrote a play that will probably never be produced.

asembl: Best puppet based sitcom: Alf or Unhappily Ever After?

MF: Cousin Skeeter.

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