I brought a support clown to my redundancy meeting, ask me anything
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."
How did the meeting go?
Poorly. I was fired.
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.
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?
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)
As a professional, aren't you worried about using your 15 minutes on something not related to your career?
I actually tried using my 15 minutes to start a new career as an Instagram influencer. Please see attached x https://www.instagram.com/p/B26KlbHB-FN/
Will you actually be answering any questions on this AMA, or exclusively plugging your social media accounts?
I'm trying to get famous and be a super popular and cool Instagram model. So yes, mostly plugging my social media accounts.
Why is your haircut so terrible?
It's the haircut you're legally obliged to get when you don't have a job
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.
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?
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