20 questions with Lawrence & Holloman
20 questions with Lawrence & Holloman

Meet Lawrence & Holloman.  Lawrence is an ever-optimistic suit salesman for whom everything always goes right. That is until he meets Holloman, a cynical and suicidal credit collector, and everything starts to go wrong. Very wrong. Is happiness determined by our outlook on life? Or can our destiny be changed … by another.

Lawrence & Holloman receives its theatrical release in Vancouver on July 18-23 at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) and again at the Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway) on July 24 & 25.

Meet Lawrence

Lawrence is a suit salesman who has recently won Salesman of the Month – two months in a row!  Find out more on Lawrence’s blog.

Meet Holloman

Holloman is a cynical and suicidal accounting clerk. He hates writing bios.  Find out more on Holloman’s blog.

20 Questions with Lawrence & Holloman

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Your first job.

Lawrence: Shovelling shit at a rodeo. If was pretty great. I got to be very close to the animals. Very very close. one day I was kicked in the chest by a horse and nearly died. The upside though, was that I got to eat a lot of candy while in the hospital! How lucky is THAT?!

Holloman: Credit collector. I’ve always been a credit collector.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] The job you always wanted as a child.

Lawrence: Childhoood dream: International spy.

Holloman: I didn’t want to work.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Your pet peeve.

Lawrence: My pet peeve is getting a passport photo taken. Did you know they won’t even let you smile? I scotch taped a smiley pic on mine last time I crossed the border. So … I’m not allowed to do that anymore. But I totally got lucky cause the customs fellow had very small hands.

Holloman: When people mispronounce words. When people are ill-educated, ignorant, and perfectly content with being so. That really irks me.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap] Your hero.

Lawrence: My hero is my Dad! I never met him, but he was a fighter pilot. And after that a fought forest fires and for a time, taught orphans to read. Oh and I think he was a cowboy too sometimes.

Holloman: I tend to think deep down most people are pretending at life, so true heroes don’t exist. There’s always an ulterior motive.

[dropcap]5[/dropcap] Your biggest indulgence.

Lawrence: My biggest indulgence? Sometimes I go to yoga classes and find a spot way in the back and then I don’t do any yoga, I just look at the chick’s butts!

Holloman: I suppose you mean watching late-night infomercials? Or reading the obituaries every day? But those aren’t really indulgences, they are fiery curiousity in the morbid and ridiculous nature of existence.

[dropcap]6[/dropcap] One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).

Lawrence: Iay earway adieslay onchgay.

Holloman: I love my Mother.

[dropcap]7[/dropcap] Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

Lawrence: Three things I’d want on a desert island? A blonde, a brunette and a redhead!

Holloman: A fan, sunblock, and a large hat. (I assume I’d be wearing my suit?)

[dropcap]8[/dropcap] The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

Lawrence: One word my bestie would use to describe me? Top Notch!

Holloman: Well, the closest thing I’ve had to a best friend is Lawrence, and he calls me: Peculiar.

[dropcap]9[/dropcap] If you were not a performer what would you be doing right now?

Lawrence: I’ve never had trouble performing. Who told you that?Holloman: I don’t know where you get the idea that I’m a performer; I haven’t reached quota at work in over 5 years. I think they’ve forgotten I work there.

[dropcap]10[/dropcap] Hero or villain.

Lawrence: Villain in Manillan!

Holloman: Neither exists.

[dropcap]11[/dropcap] Your life’s motto/mantra.

Lawrence: My motto is: Don’t emphasize with LOSERS!!

Holloman: Life is pointless. Isn’t it?

[dropcap]12[/dropcap] Your favourite playwright or author.

Lawrence: Dale Carnegie Hall.

Holloman: I like to read, but I don’t like the authors themselves. I find them egotistical to put pen to paper and show it to people.

[dropcap]13[/dropcap] The last book you read.

Lawrence: (dna)

Holloman: How to Make Friends and Impress People. I found it humorous.

[dropcap]14[/dropcap] If you were a cartoon character which cartoon character would you be?

Lawrence: If I was a cartoon I’d be Bill Cosby.

Holloman: Wile E Coyote.

[dropcap]15[/dropcap] What will it say on your grave marker?

Lawrence: My grave marker will say … ‘You’re time is to short not to have fun, bitches!’

Holloman: Some kids will have spray-painted over it, so it will be illegible.

[dropcap]16[/dropcap] Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Lawrence: I’d most like to have dinner with the president of Canada.

Holloman: Zooey.

[dropcap]17[/dropcap] Your idea of happiness.

Lawrence: My idea of happiness? Helping others to achieve their true and ingrained, natural abilities to … What was the question?

Holloman: Having my head explode so I can’t think anymore.

[dropcap]18[/dropcap] If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?

Lawrence: If I could I’d go back and tell my 20 year old self That it’s not the journey, it’s the destination.

Holloman: Do it. Drive the car over the cliff. Don’t chicken out.

[dropcap]19[/dropcap] The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

Lawrence: The one thing in life that makes me the most proud is my gum tree! It’s fucking HUGE! Seriously.

Holloman: The fact that you would even ask me this question.

[dropcap]20[/dropcap] To be or not to be?

Lawrence: Algebra was never my strong suit.

Holloman: That is the question …