A couple weeks ago, a story about me went viral. The general gist is that I was fired from my job, and for anyone who hasn’t been fired, what happens is they schedule a serious meeting and advise you to bring a ‘support person’. I did a bit of research and found out the 'support person' is a legal entitlement. So, for my support person, I spent $200 to hire a clown to come to the meeting and make balloon animals as I was being fired.
Somehow the media got a hold of the story and it got reported on by The BBC (most read story of the day), The Guardian, Fox News, The New York Post The New York Times, Vice and got a bit of attention here on Reddit.
I work in advertising, but am also a standup comedian in New Zealand. I'm doing this partly to answer your questions, but mainly because I want more followers and am desperate for your love and approval.
Twitter: I don't have Twitter because I don't know how to operate it so back off x
A couple articles: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49708570
How did the interviewer react when you and the clown walked into the room? Did he laugh at any time during the interview?
He got the experience of watching a $200/hour clown make balloon animals and he didn't have to pay a thing. You know what they say "If that doesn't put a smile on your dial, then pile trial mile aisle."
Whyd you get shit canned?
The company were just making cuts. And I suppose they figured I'd have no problems in finding another job as a fashion model or Hollywood actor or professional athlete or something (if you're an agent please get in touch x)
What was the best balloon animal the support clown made?
A unicorn. Unfortunately I fiddled with it too much afterwards and it turned into a big worm.
As a professional, aren't you worried about using your 15 minutes on something not related to your career?
Did you tell the clown what he was getting into before hand? Was he into the idea? how are you doing now, did you get a new job?
Why is your haircut so terrible?
It's the haircut you're legally obliged to get when you don't have a job
what on earth is that "support person" thing?
It's a man. Dressed as a clown.
An AMA is usually a good way for a comedian to show their chops, but all your replies are really low effort. Is this an example of why you were laid off?
Will you actually be answering any questions on this AMA, or exclusively plugging your social media accounts?
Just a reminder to please follow me on Instagram @joshsworldtour. I'm trying to get on Celebrity Big Brother and meet my hero Wesley Snipes
Edit: I'm not sure if he's actually going to be on Celebrity Big Brother. I'm just hoping.
He's still around? I thought he got pushed into a cave full of demons
Can you stop answering the questions with jokes?
I get that you're a comedian but this is a pretty bad AMA that had a lot of potential to be great.
Any luck flogging off those parking tickets?
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I don't know if you already answered this question, but do you have job now, or still unemployed?
Btw your story made me laugh, it was such strange yet brave power move. Good luck in life!
Currently working at an agency just down the road while I wait to hear back from Calvin Klein about a modelling job. If you know anyone who works there could you ask them if they got my message? It might have been misfiled into their junk mail.
How can you say that you're in marketing and advertising but you don't know how Reddit works? That's like an accountant saying they're about to do your taxes but they want you to explain QBI to them real fast.
I would say it’s more like being a firefighter and not knowing how to operate Photoshop. But that’s okay, because it’s Photoshop. And you’re a firefighter.