Saturday, February 14, 2015

Go Go Time with...Stephen Stout

Name: Stephen Stout

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ

Education: NYU

Who do you play in Kapow-i GoGo?: General President Red, Whiskers: The Fighting Cat, Cid Highbreeze and a couple parts that are spoilers (is that in itself a spoiler?)

Describe your character(s) in three words: High status idiots

Tell us about Kapow-i GoGo: Kapow-I GoGo is a totally original episodic comedy show. A blender filled with after-school cartoons, video games, comics, Whedonesque heroines and pop culture detritus and turned on high. It started life at #serials@theflea but has been completely reinvented and expanded into something totally new (and totally surprising) for The PIT.

Describe Kapow-i GoGo in three words: Epic geek comedy

What’s the wildest costume you wear in Kapow-i GoGo?: Dystopian future soldier gear that makes my 12 year old X-Men nerd self very very happy

What’s your favorite all-time afterschool cartoon?: “Batman: The Animated Series”. (Though I did have a brief lived, late blooming “Invader Zim” obsession).

If you could be a character from any anime or cartoon, who would you be?: WHO WOULDN'T BE BATMAN?! Always be Batman. Unless you can be in X-Men in which case: Cable, Wolverine, Havoc, Cannonball...Let me explain Cannonball...When I was forced to play soccer as an 8 year old, I would stand panicked in a corner of the field and wish my legs suddenly became a rocket force so I could make an amazing exit and not have to, y'know, try. Sadly, this never happened...

Which company member has the most larger than life personality?: Amy Jo Jackson IS LIVING. We've known each other for a while now and I've always know she was kind of the spirit animal for the kind of effortlessly classy, Algonquin Round Table old-timey New York I read about. We had a long standing (and still unfulfilled!) date to go to The Oak Room at The Plaza in period dress and just talk like we were in a Hecht/MacArthur play.

Which company member is most likely to get lost in this world?: Evan Maltby.

Most likely to actually be a cartoon character in real life?: Matt Cox. The Man himself.

Most likely to be a super villain?: Me?

Most likely to go on an epic journey?: I saw pictures of Karsten in Marfa, TX. So...that's like...longer than a subway ride away.

Who’s the best fighter?: Alex Gould. He knows all sorts of kicks and punches.

Revenge or vengeance?: VENGEAAAAANCE!!!!

What would be your victory song?: "Benny Hill Theme"

What is your signature move?: The "Hey what's that over your shoulder?" followed by running very fast...

What’s the biggest inside joke at Kapow-i GoGo?: Most of the company was working together for 16ish weeks prior to starting Kapow-i GoGo: PIT edition so they already had them in place...I think the big one just boils down to being really, profoundly cruel to Karsten?

What is your favorite moment in Kapow-i GoGo?: Probably the last 10 pages of Part 1 but I'm looking forward to the last 15 pages of Episode 9.

Why should we come see Kapow-i GoGo?: It's really damn good. And cheap. And also there's a bar.