A very exciting interview to start the week with Comedian Murth Mossel
Did you always wanted to be a comedian?
No, I wanted to be a biologist when I was younger. I never had the ambition to become a comedian, but somehow just ended up there.
You must have always been a bit of a joker as a child?
Yes but not consciously, I always knew how to tell a funny story, but didn’t necessarily wanted to show I was funny. I wasn’t the funny guy, more the kid that didn’t say much, but when he did it was funny.
What’s the best thing about being a stand up?
Saying what you think, or better yet, saying things what you have thought about. Sharing things touch people that way and make them laugh. Whatever the subject is, you can make people laugh about life.
Mister Murth, we have been told that you are very good rapper? Can you confirm?
Yes, I Can. And if you don’t take my word for it, check the internet.
What comedians do you like?
Every comedian that is willing to say very clear what he stands for and what his problem is. That varies from Richard Pryor and Louis CK to Roué Verveer but also Ronald Goedemondt.
What makes a good audience?
People, who are curious, open, ready to laugh. Some people don’t dare to laugh, especially not in public.
For those who haven’t seen you before – what can we expect from Murth Mossel?
Comedy that’s very personal, from my own perspective, energetic. Lots of laughing combined with lots of thinking. But laughing is of course the most important part.
What advice would you give to those looking at jumping into the game of stand-up comedy?
Be prepared to say exactly what you want to say. Don’t be a pleaser. The most interesting people are those where you feel they have their own opinion. That gives you your own style. They say a comedian should find his voice, but you must be prepared to do that, otherwise you won’t make it.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully still in a very good place. I don’t think a lot about the future. Of course you must make some plans, but I am happy not knowing where I will be in 5 years. The past 5 years I have done stuff that I didn’t plan 6 years ago, and have been a lot of fun. Planning is good, but being open to new things and developments is also interesting.
Thank you very much for this interview and By StylingAmsterdam wish you all the best.
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