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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Jody John Ramey

Posted September 14th, 2010

In these series, get to you your 2010 Philly Fringe Artists. Today, trouble’s coming from the West Coast.

Name: Jody John Ramey

Age: Is it proper to ask that?

Where do you live now? Vancouver, Wash.

Where were you born?
Mars (Dr. John Gray wrote about it in a book.) My wife is from Venus.

What’s your show title? The Search for Samuel’s Love

What was the first thing you stole? My wife’s heart.

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage? Can’t stand the taste.

What was the last performance you saw? He, She, and ME.

What’s your favorite Philly intersection? Do they have those?

What’s the worst thing you ever did for money?
What’s Money? They don’t have that on Mars.

Who’s your favorite Phillies player? I never met any of them.

Do you have relatives more famous than you? Who are they?
I come from a big, incestuous family that was started by Adam and Eve.

Do you own a gun? If so, have you fired it in anger?
A Nerf gun. I am out for vengeance!

Do you have pets? Two cute kitties, Spare and Air.

What’s your job?
Librarian. I shush people professionally.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA?
Sitting in my apartment in Vancouver, Wash., I cast my gaze across America. I see the bad moon arising. I see that trouble’s on the way . . .

Trouble is on the way!The Search for Samuel’s Love closes tonight at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown (or Kensington, people seem to argue about it). 7:00 pm, $10.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo courtesy of Jody John Ramey.