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Timing: A Conversation with Gabriel Gundacker

In December of last year I visited Chicago for the first time.  I got a taste of greasy-delicious food, street music, magnificent architecture, and passionate protests against a corrupt mayor and local government. This was my kind of town. After a long day, Taylor Goebel and I got to sit down and chat with a fine mind, the gifted comedian and musician…



David Luna: Were you raised religious at all?

Gabriel Gundacker: Lutheran.

Taylor Goebel: You still into that?

GG: No, I never liked church, really. It always seemed like work, you know? I don’t think I ever really bought into it.

I remember you had to get confirmed. And there was this time where my pastor was like, “God’s been around forever”, explaining this concept to me. And I was like, “How? I don’t understand. How has God been around forever?” So she’s like, “that’s good, you’re asking questions. I like that.” And then she moved on. I was like, “What are you talking about? You’re congratulating me, but you didn’t answer my question. What do you mean God’s been around forever, how could we possibly know that?”

And she was like, “I like that you’re asking. These are good questions.”

DL: And then she never answered?

GG: Well, obviously because there is no answer.

I got confirmed, and she was like, “Gabe’s great, because he asks questions whenever.” And I was like, “No, I’m not right for this, very clearly.”

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