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Jonny Donahoe

In Every Brilliant Thing, Jonny Donahoe stands on stage in a casual button down; he speaks to his audience in an endearing British accent; and walks up and down the aisles with a fun, genuine gait. It's not a glittering extravaganza, but Jonny shows his audience that an honest portrayal of an incredible story is all you need. Beyond Greenwich Village, Jonny's career
is varied and exciting. He is touring with his comedy-band Jonny & the Baptists this year, and creating work for BBC and television programs. Jonny is just as brilliant as the show he's in, and we're honored to have him On the Couch this week.

What do you consider to be your best asset?|

I'm very, very, very modest. I'm probably the best at it.

What was your proudest moment?

Definitely when Every Brilliant Thing transferred to New York!

What is your favorite drink?

Manhattan on the rocks. Well, that's what I've been drinking every night since I got here. Apparently it might make me seem like a fifty year old divorcee, but I don't care.

What is your favorite food?

Sag Paneer, Tarka Daal and maybe a King Prawn Dansak. Best eaten alone.

What is your favorite condiment?

Gentlemen's Relish. I don't think you can get that here: it's like a sort of anchovy butter you spread on hot toast.

What is your current obsession?

I've been listening to a band called 'The Invisible' on a constant loop since I got here.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Gentlemen's Relish.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?

I want, one day, to play the overweight British cousin of a main character in an American sitcom.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

Food. Eating out. Earthenware pots. Le Creuset pans.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?

Bathing. I can take a bath twice daily without thinking odd of it.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

Climate Change. That's true, but a bit downbeat. Possibly heart disease with all the Indian food I eat.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

They taught me how to cook and how to dance.

What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

The dancing part.

What in the world most thrills you?

In this order: 1. Cricket. 2. Sex. 3. Water Parks. But all separately. Don't put any of those things together.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

The extraordinary level of self-analysis.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

I once fell down a flight of stairs on TV. To be honest, that was mostly funny.

What is your favorite place in the world?

Norway. You should go, it's beautiful.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

I guess not being a dickhead.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

Dogs. I love dogs.

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

Breakfast of gentlemen's relish and Indian food, served with a Manhatten on the rocks, at a Norwegian waterpark, whilst having sex, watching the cricket, surrounded by dogs.

What is your personal motto?

People who can sum up their world view in a sentence probably don't mean it.