She's one of our favourite comedians, since she's so drop-dead funny, so we had a few questions to ask Ms Smith ahead of her MICF run. And we feel suitably chagrined.
Last year was the Mayan Apocalypse: which reference are comedians going to run into the ground in 2013?
Probably penis-type stuff, but that's true of every year.
With whose MICF show were you most hoping not to clash?
I really want to check out Aamer Rahman, Asher Treleaven, Zoe Coombs Marr, Geraldine Hickey, Laura Davis, Damian Callinan, Tom Ballard, Hannah Gadsby... there are so many great Australian comics!
What joke or bit would you most want to steal if you thought you could get away with it?
Bill Burr's joke about wanting to punch muffins. Oh, and whatever joke God is playing on all of us right now.
Who’s your secret festival crush?
Probably my tech, if it turns out to be a lady tech. Chicks who know their way around tech equipment are hot. Plus they always have duct tape, which is handy. (Shout out to my former techs Anna and Mel. I totally had a crush on you guys, with all your problem-solving and unruly hair.)
In 25 words or less, explain why people would be mad to miss your show.
Basically, everyone who sees my comedy loves it. Sorry to be bold, but you asked. It's kinda nerdy, kinda dirty, and more fun with people.
If you could resurrect one dead comedian, who would it be and why?
The world needed to hear a lot more from Patrice O'Neal. I feel like he was brutally honest about himself in a way that few people are. And I loved the conversations he was opening up about race.
Complete this joke: my dog has no nose. How does he smell?
Please don't make me do this. You're better than this, Time Out. We both are.