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More Surreal: An Interview with Rich Fulcher

I lack an eidetic memory, so in order transcribe these phone call interviews I must record them through an app on my Apple product. My laughter was present throughout 80% of the conversation, because this man understands absurdity. The fact that the recording was audible despite my perpetual cackles and sniggers is nothing short of a miracle. In fact, the man I inter- viewed is a miracle. You probably know him from British television or from all the times your
keys and wallet go missing.

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What is your earliest memory?

Oh, God. I remember somehow being in trouble, and I was told to go in my crib, or playpen (is that was they call it)? Apparently, I rode my tricycle off the base where we had just moved because I was so excited that it was flat, so I went all the way to the main gate, and security picked me up and they drove me back. We were moving at the time, so my parents sort of lost track of me, but I just kept going on my trike, and I think I was relegated to my room for a while.

So you were a military brat?

Air Force brat, yeah. Get it straight.

Did you have to make friends over and over? What was that like?

A lot of entertainers are military brats because they have to adjust. You either, like, withdraw into a shell, get beat up or become a bully, or you try and adjust as quickly as you can. I always felt sick to my stomach whenever I went to a new school, and I would try to be a bit goofy. It would depend on the class, but I would either be a class clown or a, you know, a goofball. You know. You know how it is. I think the same thing happened with Louis Anderson.

[Laughs] No, I don’t know, I just said that randomly. Jim Morrison was a military brat.

Do you feel any sort of extra patriotism? Do you feel connected to the structure of our country because of your upbringing? Or –

The structure?

[Laughs]

I looove the structure of the US. It’s sooo well put together.

I mean more like the system. Do you care about elections and politicians?

You know, actually, I’m really into politics. A lot of it is just because I like to hear arguing. I love good arguments and debates, so I’ll watch like MSNBC and stuff all the time. It’s sort of like sports for me. But as far as being extra patriotic, I used to be more like that and then I just sort of became a little less… crazy.

When you go overseas you realize the good things and the not so good things about the U.S.

What are some of the not-so-good things that you’ve realized?

Well, it’s still a really young country, so it’s still a little uptight. It’s still a little up its own bum. It’s a bit puritanical. Anything sexual comes out in a weird way because it’s sort of repressed, so whenever you repress it in one way it comes out, like, bestiality. It’s not just treated as a normal thing. Like a country that’s been around for a thousand years has a different sort of attitude about stuff like that. But the good thing about the U.S. is it’s always changing and it’s always innovating, so you can never be bored.

If you want to be a ghost, you be a ghost.
Put yourself on the web.
If you want to do porno, you can.

Of course. Do you have any religious beliefs?

Do I? Not really. I think you die and dissolve somewhere.

Like oblivion or an eternal nothingness?

I think you go into like a big bucket of borscht, and everybody is cooked in it, and then it’s periodically poured onto the Earth, mostly through Russia and parts of Lithuania. No, I’m not even going, “Just in case, I’ll believe.” It’s like I’ve sort of lost that energy. Like “Ugh. I don’t see much proof of this.”

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Issue #12 Now Available!

After mild anticipation following our announcement two weeks ago, issue 12 of The Annual (the first of our final four) is now available in our web store! It’s a very limited run with only about 20 copies remaining, so get yours before they’re gone!


This issue features our interviews with Rich Fulcher and Nick Vatterott as well as the truth about what really happened to Andy Kaufman. Learn about black superheroes and what The Virgin Mary really looked like shortly after giving birth to Jesus.

    

This episode features writing from:

Kevin Cole

Briana Haynie

Giovanni Kavota

David Luna

Christine McQuaid

Purchase your copy today to have quality laughs shipped straight to your mailbox!

A Brief Return to Print

Annual 12 Cover

We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately with irregular updates, postings and quarterly magazines. Luckily we were putting the hiatus to good use by preparing our first of four final print issues. That’s right, final. It’s not financially feasible for us to constantly tear down a small forest to produce print editions of The Annual. We are prepared to produce years of comedy for your eyes to consume, but we want to close out the print chapter on our own terms and that begins here and now. We’ve ordered a very limited run of The Annual #12, on May 15th copies will be shipped out to subscribers and on May 17th copies will be available to attendees at The Last Hurrah, and the remaining issues will be sold on our web store starting Monday May 18th.

You won’t want to miss this issue, it’s got interviews with Rich Fulcher, Nick Vatterott and an in depth look into what really happened to Andy Kaufman. Not to mention, lost invites from the Secret Service and an examination of Black Superheroes (or the lack thereof).

There are great things on the horizon, with regular original content returning this Monday, because The Annual will always be here to provide humor more than once a year.

-Kevin Cole

Editor-In-Chief