We Talk Magic Mushrooms with Tim & Eric
Ahead of their Australian Tour in September, Tim from Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job caught up with The Vulture to chew some serious fat. Many topics were covered in the short, delayed, and extremely awkward conversation. Everything from the live show, new experiences, and magic mushrooms.
NB: This interview features high levels of sarcasm and humour.
First things first: what can Australian audiences expect to see at a Tim and Eric live show?
Some sketches. Yep. Sketches. Tim and Eric and DJ Dirt Pound having a laugh, enjoying each other, and being honest with the audience. We try and recreate the vibe from the show and translate it to a live format. It’s fun.
Is there a storyline that weaves throughout the show, or does it occupy the same anarchic format of Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job?
It’s just a bunch of goofs and spoofs really. None of the other cast members from the show are coming along, so it’s just Eric and I on stage running through different gags. It’s a different atmosphere to the one created on the show, but we think it works quite well.
Are you excited about your visit to Australia?
Yeah absolutely. It’s our first time out to Australia so we want to see the Great Barrier Reef. I hear that’s something really special. Although usually when we tour things are constantly moving, so rarely is there time to enjoy anything other than the hotel lobby. Hopefully this time will can see some stuff.
In an interview you had recently you pretended to slip Eric some magic mushrooms. Melbourne is notorious for harvesting some pretty hallucinogenic shroomies. Would you be interested in testing some out whilst on this tour?
Oh absolutely not. That stuff would be a nightmare. I stopped doing stuff like that when I was 17 years old. That just adds to the list of things that could potentially kill me when I get over to Australia. It’s a dangerous place. You guys have bad-arse snakes and spiders right?
I’ll just stick to The Midnight Oils. Probably catch a couple of their shows whilst I’m over there. They do weekly shows at pubs and stuff right?
I’m afraid they broke up a fair while ago.
Oh okay. Well, maybe we should just leave the music making to The States and The UK. You guys have a rest for a bit. Take a load off. We’ve got it covered. Just enjoy the stuff we make. The didgeridoo is fun for background and textural stuff, but we’ve got a lot of music on record we can just remake and re-master.
We’ll let all Australian musicians know right away. Thanks a lot for talking to Vulture Magazine Tim. Great job.
Get tickets here for their second and final show at The Forum September 30.