10 16 Weird Questions with Coffee Town Director Brad Copeland

by Brendan McGinley

Here’s a dirty secret about our 10 Weird Questions feature. We usually ask people more than 10, because nobody’s life rocks hard enough to provide a 100% rocking answer rate. Until we interviewed Coffee Town writer/director Brad Copeland. Now for the first time, Man Cave faces the problem of a surplus of great comedy (and if you’ve seen the quality of this site, probably the last time, too).

This surfeit of wit should be all the reason you need to go see Coffee Town right now–no, literally right now, you can get it from iTunes for a mere $10. “Oh, but that’s a lot for a download!” you moan. Dude, didn’t you just pay $12 a head to see Grown Ups 2? And that was awful. This is $10 for your entire group, you can watch it again, and you don’t have to store it around the house or fear that petty thieves will burgle it. Plus it’s not like CollegeHumor hasn’t given you gobs of free comedy over the years.

She's no angel.

She’s no angel.

The film stars Glenn HowertonBen SchwartzAdrianne Palicki as coffeehouse patrons (and Josh Groban as a surly barista) in a popular cafe that may be converted into a bar if Howerton can’t dissuade the owners. Fun times! Read on. 

1) What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen?

Tim Allen.

2) What person (living or dead) would you duel, and what’s your choice of weapon? 

Bruce Lee, in hand to hand combat. But here’s the catch– I want him to still be dead.

3) What’s the last dream you remember? What do you think it meant? 

I don’t know what it means, but I was back in the marching band at University of Florida— and I wore my white pants to a blue pants football game. I have this dream a lot, and it is terrifying. The idiot out there in white pants. Tim Tebow pointing and laughing…why would he do that? I’m supporting him!

4) What job would you be terrible at, and why? 

I’d be great at everything. I literally can not think of one job I wouldn’t kick ass in if I had a few months to practice. Even like, NBA and stuff. Can’t be that hard.

5) What are you afraid of? 

Tim Allen.

6) If you could get away with one crime, what would it be? 

Probably the one I already got away with. MURDER.

7) What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? 

Freshman year, I tried out for the tennis team because I liked to hit tennis balls against our garage door. I didn’t realize a high school teams were for people that knew how to play that particular sport. I thought we were there to learn. I did learn. Humiliation.

8) What’s the worst date you’ve had?

A date I didn’t know was a date. Out to lunch with a female co-worker, I started talking about a girl I was into and then the female co-worker got upset and left. So I guess that was a date. To her. Not to me. She was gross.

9) What’s the hardest you’ve ever laughed? 

Tie between Steve Martin’s dancing at the beginning of The Jerk, and everything my five year-old says.

10) Would you rather encounter a ghost, aliens, or Bigfoot? Why? 

Ghost. Because I spent most of my childhood afraid of them, and I want that to be validated.

11) What respected/beloved musical acts bore you?

Wilco. I’ve tried, really…  But Wilco songs make me want to step in front of a bus.

12) What’s a piece of pop culture you love but no one else remembers?  

Choose Your Own Adventure books.  How about a movie based on those?  Like 20 minutes in– the film stops and you all make a choice, then walk to different theaters to continue the movie based on your choice.  Then again, and again.  All you would need is 12 theaters and nine different versions of the movie…  Expensive, yes, but no more expensive than Lone Ranger, and you didn’t have a single choice to make in that movie.

13) What’s the most inexplicable attraction you’ve ever had to someone?

I’ve always been attracted to Laird Hamilton.  I’m not gay.  I’m not even a surfer…I just know I’d feel safe in his arms…

14) Here’s a one-way plane ticket to anywhere. Where will you go?

Maui, to visit Laird Hamilton.

15) What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

A penny.  I’m pretty sure it’s still in there.

16) What’s the most annoying thing a person can do?




Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. He is one of the intolerably annoying on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

Water in a Whale is powerful, yet vulnerable. (Photo: Rebecca Miller)

Her album, Water in a Whale, is powerful, yet vulnerable. (Photo: Rebecca Miller)

Brendan previously spoke with Christine Lakin about why The Pain Makes It Funny, and posed Ten Weird Questions to singer/songwriter Jillette Johnson

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