Actor, stand-up comedian, and writer,
Christy McBrayer, has taken Hollywood by storm with her down-home
humor in the one-woman show, Southern Fried CHICKIE. The
show paints colorful portraits of ten eccentric family members
from Christy's hometown, Saltillo, Mississippi, just down the
road a piece from Elvis's hometown, Tupelo. As she chows
down on her Mamaw's beloved biscuits and gravy, she reveals that
she'd like to break bread with Clark Gable, enjoys purring, and
wonders where her lost shoe might be.
If you were granted one wish, what would it be?
That people would be kinder to each other.
Having been a part of his era of AIDS, how has it impacted
I had a beautiful cousin who died of AIDS about ten years ago
and it impacted our family greatly. (His grandmother, my
Great Aunt Baby, still will not admit that he was gay to this
day.) I get an HIV test every year, as do several of my girlfriends.
What are you addicted to?
Everything pleasureable! The highlights: love, laughter,
friendship, good wine, delicious food, champagne, chocolate...none
of which I plan to quit! The one I do plan to quit, when
I have children, is cigarettes.
What is your all-time favorite TV sitcom?
There are two:I Love Lucy and The Mary Tyler Moore
If you were invisible, what would you like to do?
Keep people from having car accidents. Gosh, I hate that
If you had a choice to have a dinner date with anyone
from history, who would it be?
Clark Gable...and I wouldn't mind if his beautiful, funny wife,
Carole Lombard, joins us either.
If you wrote a book today about your life, what would
the title be?
Survival of the Not-So-Fittest.
What is something that really bugs you?
Cheap and / or lazy people!
Finish this sentence, "The best thing about today
Everything, because that is all we have.
What is underneath your bed at this moment?
Probably the match to one of the shoes that I have been looking
for over the past two weeks.
How has the AIDS epidemic changed the way you think
about life and death?
You realize that life is so precious, and it can take beautiful,
loving people away from us. It's not fair.
If you could reincarnate into any animal, what would
I would have never thought this just a year ago because
I was always scared of them, but probably a cat in a loving household.
They get to do what all of us wish: eat when they want
to eat, drink when they want to drink, sleep when they want to
sleep, and get petted and pampered.
What can we do to help during this ongoing HIV/AIDS
Keep working, loving, thinking, and praying. Everything
else comes from those.
How do you deal with stress?
A hot bubble bath, glass of wine, a sib, some Joni Mitchell,
and a prayer.
Whom would you like to be trapped in an elevator with?
Quite honestly, I hope never to be trapped in an elevator!
When you get into bed at night, do you wear pajamas,
nightshirt, undies, or nothing at all?
I usually start out in PJs, if you know what I mean...