certainly was an interesting choice to add to the list of finalists on this season's Last Comic Standing
. The show has never taken a comedy duo to the finals and standup audiences have not seen anything like Gideon and Jeremiah, who preach to today's youth about the powerful love of Jesus. They were not greeted so warmly by the other comedians and didn't seem too upset when Esther Ku called them out to perform against her on last week's episode. Jeremiah and Gideon are always in character but in her interview
, Esther spilled some details about them that might not please the Lord. God's Pottery told their side of the story this week in an exclusive interview with BuddyTV.
Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview.
Hey everybody, this is Gina from BuddyTV and today, I’m talking to God’s Pottery from Last Comic Standing. Well, what made you guys try out for Last Comic Standing, especially being a comedy duo, because you’re the first of its kind for the show.
Gideon: Jeremiah, do you wanna…
Jeremiah: Well, well play a lot of shows around New York and we’re always interested in making new friends and meeting new people. We just happened to run into some people who told us a little bit about the show and we thought, “Boy, this sounds like a great way to get in touch with even more people.”
Well, how have you guys been treated by the other comics since being on the show?
Gideon: Oh warmly, with open arms. They’re lovely people. We made a lot of friends and there’s some pretty funny people there. They are comedians! We really had fun getting to know them and they taught us a thing or two.
Jeremiah: Just to follow up on that, they’re wonderful people but some of them are a little damaged. Sometimes, they expect the worst out of other people and they were a little surprised to have a couple of people just be so nice to them and be so friendly.
Gideon: There’s a lot of anger in some of them and anger is just one letter away from danger. It’s kind of a win-win for everyone. [car honk]
Jeremiah: Honk honk!
Honk honk! Someone really believes in what you’re saying.
Gideon: I hope so!
Listen, if you two stayed in the competition, is it fair that there’s two of you against one comedian? For example, in the “Your Mama” competition last night, they had to go up against two of you so is that really fair?
Gideon: Let’s really examine those numbers. Are there really two of us? It’s actually three on one, which makes it really, extra fair. We have an extra person on our side. Everybody has those extra teammates on their side if they just look for them! It’s not even about the numbers. It’s not about the numbers. It’s about the fact that we were competing at all. That’s what makes me uncomfortable. We wanted to get up there and just saw funny quips and zingers and have fun and not put people down and not have to choose a winner. We ended up in the finals and that was very confusing to us. We’ve never made it to the finals of anything so it was quite a thrill for Jim to win. We were cheering him on the whole way.
How difficult was it for you not to stoop to the level other comedians and start trading insults?
Jeremiah: Well, there was that one moment, Gideon. The devil did come knocking at one point.
Gideon: I decided to razz Mr. Tavare about the Revolutionary War and the humiliating failure of his people in the 1700s. I regretted it as soon as it came out of my mouth. It turns out that he didn’t even know what we were talking about. In England/Wales, they don’t even call it the Revolutionary War so the bullet missed. I fired but it missed.
Are there any comedians on the show this season who need a little saving from the devil?
Jeremiah: Jeff Dye. Jeff Dye looks like he’s troubled sometimes. Nice boy but he’s naïve but he’s going to be led down a path if he’s not careful.
Gideon: Esther… Esther, our Korean friend… she boasted, when we were in the house, about how she enjoyed spending time in bars instead of churches.
Jeremiah: Here’s a surprise for you, though. What we learned from Marcus is that, just because you have tattoos doesn’t mean you’re a bad person.
Gideon: He was not a drug user. But it’s books and covers – you never know what you’re going to get.
What’s in the future for the two of you? Will you keep spreading your message?
Jeremiah: Oh yeah!
Gideon: This is really, really just the beginning. You know, with the hundreds of people we reached through the show, I think we can ask those hundreds of people to bring a friend or two along. If we keep doing that for the next 10 or 15 years, we’re gonna get a thousand!
Jeremiah: You know what’s more influential than tv is friendship so just keep that in mind.
I will. Well, I just wanted to thank God’s Pottery for talking to me today and I wish tha you guys got to stay a little longer because you’re both hilarious.
Jeremiah: Thank you. We’ll be around, we’re on MySpace if you want to hang out with us there.
Gideon: They didn’t kill us although I was led to believe that that was happening at one point but no, we just can’t be on the show anymore. We’ll be around!
Thank you guys!
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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