Demi Lardner is fifty ghosts in the tiny exo-skin of a boy. I started doing comedy when I was 15 and done a bunch of very cool things with it since then and won a bunch of very dope awards and travelled a tonne and junk. I am okay at comedy i think. I’m 23 now.
WHAT’S A NORMAL DAY FOR YOU?
I stay up till around 5 am mostly thinking about ghosts and farting in different cupboards in the house so my housemates wont know i have a butt. I get up at an objectively grotesque hour and then try my best to physically fight the sun. I drink as much instant coffee with soy in it as i can without having a heart attack, then i do horrible, ugly drawings of wizards that make me very happy, meditate, eat at least 12 Pink Lady apples throughout, water all of my beautiful sons, and then hover into the night to go and do gigs.
WHAT ANIMAL DO YOU SHARE SMILAR CHARACTERISTICS WITH?
The tapir because they sort of have trousers on and if you keep them inside too long they go blind. Or maybe our house-dog Hamish because he is super floppy and a stupid fucking idiot.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF COMEDY?
Bendy, Fucked, Screaming.
WHAT EMPOWERS YOU
I do a lot of building and tinkering and fixing stuff in our house. to the point where My house-name is Dad-Baby. It genuinely makes me feel rad as beans to get stuff done and fixed on my own and to do and make stuff for my friends is such a lovely gift.
FAVOURITE PHRASE, MOTTO OR LYRIC?
“While you’ve all been eating your devilled eggs and painting Jesus, I’ve been putting baby shoes on the end of my dick so i can kick my own balls, Namaste.” – Demi Lardner
ARE YOU BINGE WATCHING ANYTHING AT THE MOMENT?
I just finished the second season of Sense8 and it is grobbing incredible. It has some of the best representation for queer, trans, people of colour etc. that i’ve seen in such a successful show. Get into it get on it get up on it’s saddle and ride it into the sea.
BEING YOUNGER THAN MOST WITHIN YOUR FIELD,
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?
Hopefully i would have dissipated into some kind of success-mist that floats into people’s lungs and gives them little massages and pats.
I’d say ill hopefully be working on a show with all of the talented goblins i work with a bit right now
WATER FALL, WATER SLIDE OR WATER HOLE?
Horny for waterslides.
WHAT’S A SPECIAL TALENT OF YOURS PEOPLE MAY NOT BE AWARE OF?
I can pick my nose with my tongue. Will send pictures for proof.
WHAT’S A MOMENT THAT’S TAKEN YOUR BREATH AWAY?
At the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year I did a night at Max Watts called Spandex Ballet. It’s performers from the festival (most of whom don’t generally sing in public) singing with a live band, run by Geraldine Quinn. The theme was goth rock. I was nervous as ten butts to do my song, but after I was done i got to see my incredible friends, and two of the kindest and funniest humans i’ve ever known (Michelle Brasier and Mark Bonanno) absolutely murder everyone in the building with Bring Me To Life by Evanescence. It forcibly removed all the air from my lungs and my ghost left my body for three days.
Demi is always performing all around Australia and you can check out her upcoming dates
at demilardner.com, Listen to her podcast “We are not doctor” as well as purchase some of her” horrid little boy art” on her Redbubble and Etsy sites.