Mythic Quest’s Charlotte Nicdao: ‘Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a masterclass in funny’

John Mulaney is a master of his craft and I’ll always be a sucker for bits that include impressions of an old man in a raincoat and rain hat yelling about ducks.

I don’t know that any show manages to pull as many laughs per episode out of me than Veep. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a masterclass in how to squeeze every bit of funny out of every scene.

My husband makes me laugh more than anyone in the world but his shyness means literally no one else knows just how hilarious he is. I actually love knowing that his jokes are entirely for me: an extremely appreciative audience of one.

When I was 15 I decided my entire identity revolved around only wearing red. My whole wardrobe was one colour. I’m not sure how my parents held it together when I’d emerge each day in yet another completely red outfit as if it was the most natural thing in the world to be consistently monochromatic.

I don’t know if this counts as a heckle but once a man in a grocery store told me disparagingly that he “loves to watch the Asians shop”. Thanks, I guess?

A couple of years ago I got really stoned right before finding out my husband had booked us a very fancy degustation meal at a very fancy restaurant for our anniversary. The very fancy waiter’s whole shtick was speaking extremely softly in a slightly British accent. He would bring us these tiny, fancy dishes and then quietly explain what they were for what seemed like 20 minutes at a time. I could not understand a word he was saying, and was absolutely longing for the tiny food. I thought it would be funny to tell them it was my husband’s birthday and so they brought over a very tiny cake with a very tiny candle. He was mortified.

Maybe I shouldn’t say this publicly but I laugh a LOT when people pick on me on social media. It doesn’t happen that often, but when it does it’s usually something amazingly banal like: “You need to fix your eyebrows,” and I just love the idea that my eyebrows have ruined someone’s day to the point that they just MUST reach out about it.

Charlotte Nicdao is currently starring in Mythic Quest on Apple TV+

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