STEVEN ALAN GREEN
COMEDIAN & WRITER
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Q: What do you do and where do you live ?
A: I’m a comedian and writer and am spending a month in glorious San Francisco. I lived in London for 20 years and have been back in LA for 3 years. Born in New York, and lived there at The Hotel Chelsea for many years. But, I grew up in Beverly Hills, California and Phoenix, Arizona.
Q: What are you working on ?
A: I’m working on my weekly blog for The Jewish Journal online. “Enjoy the Veal!” is a weekly blog review about live comedy in LA, with political and social opinion and personal diary http://www.jewishjournal.com/enjoytheveal I’m up in the Bay Area to work on “Enjoy the Veal, San Francisco!,” which is a chapter in a much larger ebook called “Enjoy the Veal, America!”. I also just acted in a mockumentary, playing the most despicable fictional comedian of all time, Archie Black.
Q: Where are you working from ?
A: My local Starbucks.
Q: What time did you start today and what time will you finish?
A: Today I started late, after 1:00pm, but that’s because I was out singing Karaoke late. When I finish is when I’m too tired, maybe 2 am. Normally, it depends on two winds. The wind of night when I see a comedy show and review it and the wind of the next day or even a week later when I get inspired an find “my way in” to the piece.
Q: What have you eaten today ?
A: A really good (but WAY too large) submarine sandwich from The Yellow Submarine in the Inner Sunset section of San Francisco. I had the Italian sub. Delish!
Q: What are you doing later?
A: Probably still working on the blog (I write on average 5,000 words/week) and then meeting my friend and fellow comedian Howard Stone and we’re gonna maybe go visit the Punchline comedy club, see some comedy and harass some young punk comedians.
Q: What is it like to be a creative in your city ?
A: I’ve lived in Los Angeles, where creativity is encouraged because there’s no available work; In New York, where you are forced to create just to express your frustrations and inspirations; In London, where creativity is good, just as long as you don’t ask anyone else if they give a toss; and in San Francisco, where creativity seems not to be as outlawed as it is in some parts of Hollywood; and indeed may be a prerequisite towards citizenry.
Q: What does it mean to you to be an artist ?
A: To me, being an artist is like being the manager of a baseball team, with the opposing team being reality (that’s going on my Facebook immediately!)
Q: What will your day look like when your 70 ?
A: Rise at dawn, chow down on a big English breakfast, then turn to one of my many young non-English speaking (but very dedicated) wives and tell them I love them all equally. The rest of the day includes writing, cooking, making movies, walking in the forest behind my estate with my favourite horse (a stallion named Fred) having drippy candle wine parties with the intellectual and weirdos of the day, followed by a light dinner of Ox and Mutton with my invited guests from PETA, after which I will retire to my chamber to dream the little death of which Shakespeare knew all too well. (A wank, basically…)