Brynley Stent is a comedian, actor and writer. She was nominated for Best Newcomer in the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival and won Best Performance (Comedy) at the 2018 Auckland Fringe Festival. Known for her skills in sketch and improv comedy, Brynley was part of the writing team and core cast of TV3’s Funny Girls and appeared regularly on Jono & Ben. We asked her some very serious questions.
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
Food. Literally all of my day is revolved around mealtimes. I also sing along to Annie Lennox songs very loudly and people can probably see me.
What were you like at 15?
Probably insufferable. I had just discovered that I could make friends by being funny, so I had started using ‘random humor’. Lunchtimes were spent practicing Theatresports in the school’s drama room. I wore ironic t-shirts with thermals underneath and shell necklaces. So, ‘Really cool’ is probably the answer to that question.
What quote or saying do people say that you think is complete BS?
‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’
What’s something your brain tries to make you do and you have to will yourself not to do it?
I don’t know if anyone else does this, but sometimes when I’m walking near the ocean or large body of water have a very strong urge to just chuck my phone in and see what happens. Same goes with bridges and really tall buildings.
Where were you 3 hours ago?
Funnily enough, I was at a counselling session. Mental health is just as important as physical health y’all!
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To come and tell me to stop buying caged eggs when I’m broke.
Brynley performs her new solo show Filthy Little Goblin as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo. She’s also performing with her ex- Eli Matthewson in Exes, with Kura Forrester, Chris Parker & Tom Sainsbury in MINCING, and with improv super-group SNORT in Snort With Friends.