Shitty Interview No.79

Courtney Kocak

by: Ainsley Hutchence

10 Illustrated answers, photos & video
Interviewee: Courtney Kocak / Interviewer: Sticks and Stones / Photographer: Brooke Olimpieri

Shitty Interview No.79

Its such a pleasure to get to know Courtney Kocak with our 79th Shitty Interview! Courtney is a Los Angeles-based writer-performer-body dysmorphic (natch). Most recently, she wrote on Amazon’s first original animated series Danger & Eggs, which premiered in June. You should definitely grab a nearby child & watch it with them. Or actually, just watch it by yourself. It’s fun for all ages – genuinely funny, sweet & super inclusive.

She also hosts Reality Bytes, a biweekly podcast about sex, love, relationships & dating in the digital age. (Definitely do NOT grab a child for this one!) Tune in for interviews that explore sexuality, gender & all things interpersonal dynamics – as well as the undeniable impact of tech – with guests like YouTube star Anna Akana, actor/comedian Baron Vaughn, Drag Teen author Jeffery Self, stripper/performance artist Coco Ono, former porn star Danny Wylde & Playboy sex columnist Bridget Phetasy. Her next quest is to produce a semi-scripted episodic version of the show (check out the teaser video here).

Sticks & Stones: when you go out for the day, what do you take with you in your bag?
Courtney Kocak: Phone, wallet, keys obvs + I recently sold my car, so now I carry around a backpack with my laptop & whole life in it.

Sticks & Stones: What is the last thing that inspired you?
Courtney Kocak: Even though I write a lot of comedy, I think its love, in all its myriad forms, that inspires me more than anything. I’m so obsessed, I have a pod cast about it, lol.

Sticks & Stones: You are a mad scientist working in your lab. You are designing a super animal as a pet. Please draw below.
Courtney Kocak: I already drew my dog Georgia & I think we all saw what a disaster that was… but I would just draw her again anyway because she is a super animal. A very sweet boxer-pit who happens to be deaf & the best pet I can possibly imagine.

Sticks & Stones: Music makes the world go round. What music do you listen to for different occasions?
Courtney Kocak: Classic rock for all occasions!

Sticks & Stones: What does your perfect day look like in order from morning to night?
Courtney Kocak: (Refer to illustrations).

Sticks & Stones: If you could relive one moment from you childhood, what would it be?
Courtney Kocak: My G’ma, Betty died last May, but when I was little she used to trace the outline of my face & features with her smooth index finger & I’d be all like (refer to illustration). “Gee you got a round, fat face” she’d say.

Sticks & Stones: You are asked to make a fruit salad for a party. What fruit do you put in it?
Courtney Kocak: All the fruit! So much fruit! But no bananas because I’m allergic.

Sticks & Stones: Invent a new sex toy. Draw what it looks like below & name it.
Courtney Kocak: Ok I can’t draw (for example this is me drawing my dog (refer to drawing), see not great! But I found this A+ sex toy sticker (refer to illustration), seems like it would hurt, but the prickles are actually soft & honestly the hurt would just get me off harder. Prickly when wet.

Sticks & Stones: What is the worst smell you have ever smelled? Tell us the story.
Courtney Kocak: I plead the fifth.

Sticks & Stones: Top three movies?
Courtney Kocak: Boogie Nights, Paris, Texas & Forrest Gump (I can’t help it, I love Jenny).



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