After appearing on major network shows, as well as in her own Snow White and Cinderella F**king Rage!, Christina Jeffs is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of laughmaking. Be sure to check the show out at the link above, and find more about the all-star comedienne in the interview below!
What's your favorite cupcake flavor?
A french fry flavored cupcake made out of potatoes, cut into french fry shapes, and deep fried. Ya, I would just rather have french fries.
What or whom inspired you to pursue a career in comedy?
Well, I wanted to be one of those comedic doctors, like Patch Adams, but I didn't want to spend all that time in medical school, and I don't LOVE blood, so I was like, whatever, I guess I'll just become a comedic actress.
If Chuck Norris were to corner you in an alley and challenge you to a duel, what would be your weapon of choice?
My weapon of choice would be a pen. I would ask Mr. Norris for his autograph, tell him I'm a huge fan and admirer and that I have always wanted to study martial arts, and then I would ask him to be my Sensei. Would he really attack a fan and potential student?
What's the funniest thing you've ever heard/seen?
One word: diarrhea.
What are some challenges you've faced since going down the comedy track and what, in your experience, has made those obstacles worth overcoming?
My biggest challenge has been gaining the confidence to put my work out there. Risa was making her own work WAY before I was, and I always admired that she was able to do that. It took me a long time to figure out what I needed to do and how to do it, I mean, I'm STILL figuring it out. Knowing and accepting that you have to be proactive with your career, learning how to go about it, making mistakes, being OK with imperfection, experiencing the dissatisfaction of something not being as good or as funny as you imagined it--none of it is easy. But producing your own work gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment, and you feel better when you're not just waiting around for someone to hand you a job.
Which comedienne, dead or alive, would you love to work with/meet?
I can't say anyone living because there are SO many hilarious and talented women working in Film and TV right now, and I literally want to work with and meet and worship ALL of them. So, I pick Diana Vreeland. Maybe she wasn't a "comedienne" in the strictest sense of the word, but she was SO effing funny, and such a visionary. Like, a TRUE visionary. Everything about her was just beyond--her sense of humor, her ability to laugh at herself, her attention to detail, her work ethic, her sense of independence, her imagination, the way she embraced change--her point-of-view was just so unique and grandiose. I would kill to have her direct, art direct, AND style a feature for me!!!
In what ways do you think you've improved or evolved since your first comedy venture?
I don't think I've earned the right to answer this question yet! My first comedy venture was, like, yesterday.
What long-term/short-term goals do you have for your career?
I just want to make a ton of stuff, work really hard, and hopefully down the line I'll have an awesome body of work to show for it. And obviously, a super lucrative beauty contract.
Where did the inspiration for Snow White and Cinderella F**king Rage come from?
We knew we wanted to do a live show, and we knew we wanted it to be different from our web series. We started brainstorming, building on themes from "Available", gathering emergent ideas, fairytales and Disney movies kept on coming up, and now here we are!
Do you have a specific audience to whom you play/would like to play? Describe that audience, and why/how you're playing to them.
An entire audience completely fucked up on nitrous oxide. They can't and won't stop laughing.
What's the difference between appealing to women and appealing to men?
Appealing to women and gay men is what is important, and don't let anyone try to tell you differently. Seriously though, I just try to make stuff that I think is funny, and hopefully other people like it too.
What's your favorite comedy movie or T.V. show of all time?
So many things...running through my head...I guess I have to pick...CLUELESS.
When you're not writing/performing comedy, you're...
Panicking that people aren't going to come to the show. I'm that person freaking out the day of the party, thinking no one will come, lamenting (secretly looking forward to) the fact that i'll have to eat all the ruffles and onion dip by myself.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
THE DIET STARTS TOMORROW
An excerpt from that autobiography:
Christina was born and raised in Los Angeles, and she's kind of bicoastal now — don't be jealous! She went to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has been studying sketch and improv at the Groundlings or UCB since she was 15 years old, and had to lie about her age to get into class. She's made recent cameos on The Onion News Network TV Show, Jane by Design, and 2 Broke Girls, and co-wrote/ co-stars in the web series Available. She can currently be seen performing in the sketch show she also co-wrote called Snow White and Cinderella F**king Rage!