Natasha Leggero has been hitting the stand-up scene for years while maintaining ample face time on such favorites as Chelsea Lately, Reno 911, and voicing Callie Maggotbone on Ugly Americans. It's no wonder Natasha was tapped to be a judge on the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing--this woman really knows how to speak her mind.
OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): What is your obsession with women giving birth in toilets?
Natasha Leggero: It's a new phenomenon. It happens so much, TLC is already shooting their 3rd season. They aren't always in toilets you know; sometimes they are born in pant legs.
Do you think a new law should take effect enforcing that all babies birthed this way should be named Cosby?
I think all the babies birthed this way should be named Brittany.
Ouch. What do you like better, acting on camera or acting through voice over?
Camera. Voice-over certainly has its perks (you can do it from home in your pajamas), but that being said, it's not very glamorous. You're usually not working with any other actors.
If you could have any comedian opening for you who would it be?
If I could have anyone open for me it would be anyone who doesn't end on a story about how they shit their pants.
Who are some of your favorite groups/ bands to see live?
I saw Santigold perform live and thought it was awesome. Some new music I've heard that I liked is Bat for Lashes, Yeasayer, and Ariel Pink. But I also love Merle Haggard, Morrissey, and show tunes.
Speaking of good music...or lack thereof, what are five songs that are so stupid you can't believe they are considered music?
Young Money/ Lil Wayne, "Bed Rock"
Why is this song abruptly interrupted by a 12-year-old girl saying, "I'm gonna put my pussy on your sideburns?" If you think that's where your pussy goes you're too young to be having sex.
Black Eyed Peas, "Let's Get Retarded" (er, "Let's Get It Started")
Let's get retarded in he-eeeeeeeee-rrrrr! I think Fergie wants everyone to get retarded because that's the only way she'll feel intelligent.
Toby Keith, "God Love Her"
In this romantic tale of pedophilia, Toby Keith pretends that he is singing about his young "friend" wanting to have sex with a 16 year old girl. Toby Keith should just sing the song he wants to sing. "Well she turned 16 and by Georgia state ordinance, 14 A, subsection B, 3rd paragraph down I can finally fuck her!"
Beyonce, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)"
I wish I could time travel just to go back in time and interrupt the conversation that gave Beyonce the idea for this song. Ladies, jumping up and down singing this in the middle of a dance floor is not going to make a man marry you!
Anything sung by the Jonas Brothers
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How does this count as music? Someone invited me to a Jonas Brothers show and it was at three in the afternoon. They had to have it after nap time but before bath time.
Check out Natasha at the Irvine Improv 8 p.m., March 27- 30, $15, 18+. Follow her hysterical one-liners @natashaleggero on Twitter.