Melbourne based writer and comedian Lou Sanz is currently presenting her show Neverending Storage atÂ Matchbox @ The Factory Theatre, Marrickville for 5 nights only as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival.
Hailed as her most punchy, entertaining and sophisticated work to date, Neverending Storage is a show about love and junk – born out ofÂ a failed relationship, six years abroad, ten thousand dollars in rent, and her life in a storage unit (approximately ten cubic feet of it)
Sanz is an award winning comedian (Moosehead, Most Promising Debut – MICF and The Age Critics award) and we caught up with her to have a quick chat…
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A neurologist. For no other reason then I was told by someone only 2 other women in Australia were neurologists and I thought I could just walk that in. When I dropped all my science subjects at 14 I realized Iâ€™d set myself up for a challenge.
Who is the most important person in the world to you?
Thereâ€™s no one person; what an arrogant assumption. My family and those friends that have supported me long and short term are the most important people to me. I wouldnâ€™t exist without the village that surrounds me.
What animal best represents you and why?
Apparently, according to the man in my kitchen; a lemur. Iâ€™m small in stature and has eyes. Thatâ€™s all the information heâ€™s giving me.
If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away?
What was the first piece of theatre/film/TV you ever appeared in and how old were you?
Double Dare, 8 years old 1987.
Windows or MAC?
MACâ€¦except when a job with Windows pays me.
Who is the actor you would most like to work alongside?
What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape?
Anything by Jessica Simpson, â€œPregnantâ€ by R Kelly, Footrot Flats, the theme to the Neverending Story and â€œKissing the Liplessâ€ by the Shins.
What is the best thing about theatre in Australia?
We make it; regardless of the endless obstacles put before us.
What’s the worst thing about theatre in Australia?
The people that make it often, not always, donâ€™t believe in it enough. But then again, neither do half our audiences.
Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content.
When I answered this question.
Where is the most interesting place you have traveled?
Who is the most famous person youâ€™ve ever met?
Refer to question to 8.
Most embarrassing thing thatâ€™s ever happened to you onstage?
I got stuck in the stage and had to be lifted out by the two MCs. In my defense, I was wearing heels that got caught in the wood slats and had to crawl on stage because my skirt was too shirt.
NEVERENDING STORAGE: 5 NIGHTS ONLYÂ
25 â€“ 29 April
Tickets $15 fromÂ sydneycomedyfest.com.au