Mike Wilmot's finally getting the attention he deserves. Earlier this year he shone as the sleazoid manager in It's All Gone Pete Tong, bringing his oversized personality to a wider audience. This week, besides headlining at Yuk Yuk's Downtown, he helps celebrate the first anniversary of Standing On The Danforth, one of the most unpredictable open mics around. See Comedy Listings for details.
What's all gone Pete Tong for you this year? Thankfully, nothing. Although Mike Dowse and I are doing another film next year. It's about porn. If that's Pete Tong I don't care what's Pete Right.
Why do you still like open mics? In the UK there are tons of them. It's important to put yourself in some peril periodically to test yourself.
Any advice for aspiring stand-ups? Fuck the business, work on the show.
Oprah and Dave: thoughts? It was like watching a nervous date.
How are you going to prepare for the election? Head to Europe.
Is your act PG, NC-17 or X-rated? It starts PG and works its way to X-rated.
Where do you keep your Canadian Comedy Awards? They're both on my mantel - until my reign is finally over.
What are you hoping for in 2006? ("An end to world hunger" doesn't count.) I'm doing a dark little flick called Dangerous Parking In Brussels. After that, it's all gravy.