Mike Albo has a knack for storytelling. In his one-man show, The Junket, at Culture Project’s Lynn Redgrave Theater, he recounts his days as a
freelance journalist dealing with the wild world of media and fashion in New York City. His harrowing personal experiences make for an incredible night
at the theater and he tells his story with charm and infectious wit. The show opened last Sunday and we suggest catching it as soon as possible! In the
meantime, learn a bit more about the wonderful Mike Albo as we get him On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
What was your proudest moment?
Maybe it's because it is happening now, but performing Off Broadway at the Lynn Redgrave Theater is kind of amazing.
What is your favorite drink?
Red, red wine.
What is your favorite food?
I love kale (and loved it before it became trendy goddammit!).
What is your favorite condiment?
Crazily spicy hot sauce (I am turning into my dad – he collects hot sauce and has one called “Ass in Space” that has a drawing of a man with his butt on fire hurtling through the galaxy).
What is your current obsession?
It's always obscure women singers with new albums like Linda Perhacs, Laura Veirs, Laura Marling, etc
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Red, red wine.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Publishing my 3rd novel. Getting my “Underminer” TV pilot script produced. Finishing a draft of a screenplay and a draft of a musical I've been working on. Acting in someone else's production. (Sorry I am a gemini, we have lots of pots boiling and are insane.)
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Red, red wine.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
My answer is not appropriate for this publication.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Winter in NYC.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
To be friendly and kind and someone you want to bring with you to dinner parties.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Christmas Day we all start drinking and eating at 4. By 10pm we lay there like bloated, boozy manatees.
What in the world most thrills you?
Really good theater and art. Actually, I am also thrilled by really bad theater and art too!
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
So many to choose from: The upmarketing of juicing. Macaroons. Vocal Fry. Santa Con. Glutenspeak.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
One time I was at an office job and was secretly writing a short story on the computer when my boss walked in. He read the first line out loud: “This is a story of a gay guy with one arm.” There was no way to cover that one up.
What is your favorite place in the world?
My family's tiny, sweet cottage on a lake in New Hampshire.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Someone who is not rude and dismissive to waiters. That is always a giant red flag.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Do I have to choose? I am pet bisexual!
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
George Clooney picks me up in a bar, casually pays off my student loan debt that is increasing at a criminally fast rate, and then he takes me to his
What is your personal motto?