Could you first introduce yourself to the reader?
I’m Llimoo, an actor, comedian, screenwriter and pixel character in my own videogame Llimoo Pole Fighter. You can check my works on my website and follow my social networks to find out more about me.
What does your job involve? Give us the typical outline of a day?
My job as a comedian involves pretending the world isn’t a sad place. My job as an actor involves being rejected every time. And my job as a screenwriter involves stealing things I see in real life.
What’s great about your job?
I get to meet many creative and talented people and become friends with people who I admire. That's really special! And also being paid for doing what you like doing. But the greatest thing for me is receiving fan arts.
What are the bits you don’t like or find challenging?
All the insecurities, rejections, doubts and periods without work you have to go through.
What are the highlights of your career to date?
Jumping in parachute for a TV show. I jumped without a helmet, wearing only a tuxedo, a tie and the parachute, of course. I still wonder how I didn't die.
How did you get into an arts job? Have you also worked outside the arts?
I started uploading videos on the Internet. Thanks to the exposure my work received online, I was hired and given professional opportunities.
Can you describe your biggest challenge so far in your career? How did you overcome it?
The first time you have to perform in front of an audience is always difficult. I was so nervous the first time, and I'm still nervous every time I go out to perform. But over time I've learnt ways of dealing with this and have overcome the challenge.
Have you noticed any changes in the industry? If so, what?
Yes. I think that the industry is starting to understand that new audiences have more empathy and conscience about minorities. To that end, they are giving more opportunities to these voices. In comedy, for example, you can see more female and ethnic minority comedians working on the mainstream circuit.
You’ve been granted the ability to send a message to 16-year-old you. What do you say?
Do what you love and don’t listen to anybody else but yourself. Although someone who loves you may be giving you advice, it doesn't mean that advice is right for you.
Do you have any advice for young people interested in doing your kind of job?
The sooner you start doing things, the sooner you will fail and get better.