1 on 1 Interview with the Comedy Network Live
JoLane Rae Lentz is a featured comic in this hilarious interview with comedian Allyson DeMunda on the Native Society Comedy Network Live 1 on 1 Series Interviews.
JOLANE LENTZ & ALLYSON DEMUNDA
JoLane’s Responses To Allyson’s Questions:
WHAT WOULD YOU NAME YOUR FIRST STAND UP SPECIAL?
I’d have to call it “Jolene”, because the majority of people who meet me for the first time, like to sing me Dolly Parton’s Jolene song. It’s not that I don’t enjoy being serenaded, it’s just a little awkward for me because my name is “JoLane”, with an “A”. Which means I’m one letter away from taking your man. It’s my opening joke and always gets a good chuckle. I’d spell it in cursive with big pink neon letters, like Dolly would want. But I’d cross out the “E” and slap a big “A” right above it.
IF YOU TOOK WHAT YOU’RE CURRENTLY WEARING AND THE LAST THING YOU ATE, WHAT WOULD YOUR QUARANTINE NAME BE?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SCENE FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW?
I loved watching reruns of The Carol Burnett Show with my Grandma Frieda. The episode with "The Gone With The Wind" scene. Carol Burnett is playing Scarlet O’Hara. Harvey Korman is her date and shows up to take her to a fancy ball. She doesn’t have a gown to wear. She runs upstairs and returns, sauntering down the staircase wearing a beautiful pair of green velvet curtains, with the rod still attached. Harvey comments on how lovely her dress is and Carol replies, “I saw it in the window and I just had to have it!” From that moment on, I knew I had to be a comedian and make people laugh. That scene still cracks me up every. single. time. Classic!
IF YOU COULD START A BAND WITH ANY ACTORS, FROM ANY MOVIE, WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU CALL YOUR BAND?
Will Farrell and John C. Reilly. From Stepbrothers. We’d call ourselves “The Catalina Mixers”.
WE KNOW EACH OTHER FROM WORKING ON THE PLAYBOY RADIO MORNING SHOW ON SIRUSXM, WHERE WE BOTH HOSTED FUNNY SEGMENTS. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT OF ALL TIME ON THE SHOW?
How do I even choose, there were so many. Definitely being the Roving Reporter at the live broadcasts from the Playboy Mansion would have to be some of them. Except for the time Colin Farrell made me follow him around for 45 minutes until he was ready to be interviewed and Stephen Dorf asking me for my phone number 4 times the same night, thinking I was 4 different women. Ah, good times!
LASTLY, WHY DID YOU GET INTO COMEDY?
It actually occurred to me the other day. I’ve been thinking during this lockdown and I had a realization. I always wanted to do something profound. Write a great novel, win a Pulitzer, contribute something worthwhile to the world and then it hit me, “Laughter Is The Best Medicine”. So from now on, I would like to be addressed as, Dr. Rae. Thank you.
Allyson’s Response To JoLane’s Questions:
FIRST THINGS FIRST. HOW OLD ARE YOU AND HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE?
WE’VE ALREADY ESTABLISHED THAT WE MET ON THE PLAYBOY MORING SHOW (ALWAYS FULLY CLOTHED, MIGHT I ADD). WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT ON THE SHOW?
My favorite moment was winning the first ever Hot Dog Fitting Contest. I fit eight in my mouth. I have pictures.
WHAT APPETIZER DID YOU ABANDON WHEN HUGH HEFNER’S SECURITY ESCORTED YOU OUT OF THE SADDLE RANCH, THAT TIME YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF WHILE HE WAS DINING WITH HIS TWELVE GIRLFRIENDS?
It was the Loaded Baked Potato Skins... and I was pissed!
BESIDES BEING A HILARIOUS COMEDIAN, YOU’RE ALSO A SCHOOL TEACHER. ANY FUN TEACHING STORIES?
Once I caught a kid on Pornhub in the middle of my history class. He was 12. That was a fun phone call home! The same year I had a 6th grader tell me that he heard me on the radio. I told him that I didn’t know what he was talking about and lived in fear of losing my job for the rest of the year. That was special.
IN YOUR STANDUP, YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH DATING IN L.A. HOW HAS THAT BEEN?
AMAZING, if you like surprises! One time a gentleman had “Agent living in the Hollywood Hills” on his profile and when we met revealed that he was an insurance agent! The best is when I was catfished, though, looking for David Gandy in a bar (I had no idea who he was at the time), when a Phillip Seymour Hoffman type was awaiting my arrival. I said, “nice pictures”, and he said, “I shaved”. Homegirl didn’t stay.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT STAND UP TO DATE?
Getting to answer six questions from my hot friend during a pandemic to be posted on thenativesociety.com!