When he’s not lending his voice to Pak ‘n Save’s Stickman, Paul Ego is mocking Jeremy Corbett on 7 Days or performing on the stand-up circuit across the country. And when not entertaining the masses with his brand of dry and often self-deprecating humour, Ego likes to engage in some very risqué use of the fax machine.
What media do you wake up to?
No media before 10am is my rule. The only update I want first thing in the morning is my son telling me he’s bringing my coffee in damn sharpish.
What TV shows are you watching at the moment? And how are you watching them?
Peaky Blinders on Netflix with the amazing Sam Neill.
What music are you listening to at the moment? And how are you listening to it?
Been revisiting two of my favourite albums recently: ‘Bill Withers - Live at Carnegie Hall’ and ‘Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid - Live at Abbey Road Studios’.
What’s your favoured social media platform? Is it a blessing or a curse?
Sok-Med, as I like to call it, is like baptising your child with witches’ blood, it’s a cursed blessing. My favoured Sok-Med though is the platform for drunks, ‘Off Your Face Book’.
What’s your favourite website?
I’m a big fan of German cars and dub music so I like firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do you get your news?
From gossip and smoke signals.
What are you reading at the moment? And how are you reading it?
Wonder by R.J Palacio, from front to back.
What’s your favourite magazine?
2006 White Pages A-L.
What’s your favourite app?
Microsoft Word 97.
What’s your favourite radio station and/or podcast?
The Rock for radio, the http://nerdist.com/podcasts/Nerdist for podding.
What’s your guilty media pleasure?
Faxing nude photos of myself to friends.
What media do you go to sleep with?
The Apple iPillow.
Catch Paul Ego and the 7 Days crew on tour this December and on Fridays at 9.30pm on TV3.
This story originally appeared in the November/December issue of NZ Marketing.