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#104: Elliot Loney – Finding comedy through tennis

By Jordan Michaelides

Elliot Loney ( @elliot_loney ) is an Actor, Comedian, Creator of The Prestigious 9A’s and the funny man of the World Tour Tennis scene.

Elliot is undoubtedly one of the most talented comedy actors in the group of Australian internet comedians. Whether it’s his incredibly accurate impersonation of stars like Rafael Nadal, discovering the Metro wasteland as Bear Grylls, or creating a unique world with his Prestigious 9A’s cartoon – Elliot will have you cackling with laughter.

This is a great discussion where we cover:

  • In-jokes with Neel Kolhatkar
  • Getting into stripping
  • Tennis career and finding comedy
  • Impersonations
  • Principles learnt from tennis career
  • The Elliot Loney brand & business model
  • Animation & The Prestigious 9A’s

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SHOW NOTES:

01:25 – Introduction
04:18 – In-jokes with Neel Kolhatkar
06:09 – Getting into stripping
11:50 – Earliest memory of being funny
13:57 – Lessons learnt his parents
16:33 – Tennis and injuries
19:25 – Finding comedy
26:00 – Non-comedic inspiration
28:27 – Impersonations
29:45 – Principles learnt from tennis career
33:40 – Friendships with tennis stars
36:00 – Tennis vs other sports
42:50 – Worst comedic performance
56:00 – Defining his profession
57:35 – Animation, Prestigious 9A’s
01:07:13 – Business model & the future
01:10:55 – Process
01:13:21 – Work & exercise routines
01:15:30 – A book he’d gift
01:16:07 – Roger Federer
01:17:57 – Meeting Rafael Nadal