Sex Aside, There is Nothing Bad About Vince Royale
Comedian Vince Royale is a true well-rounded talent handling business from the stage to big screen. This year he's been blowing up by popping up in a commercial, a movie, and on Logo TV's "Bad Sex" where he puts it all out there addressing real life addictions and issues. As if all of those props weren't enough, he'll also be headlining the Brea Improv on July 24th and before he hits the stage, we hit him up to get the details on his latest ventures and to see how his family is dealing with them. Rather, if they even know about them!
My mom still sees me as her boy, and I want to protect that!
OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): So I watched your episode of "Bad Sex" on Logo and at first I thought it wasn't real!
Vince Royale: Some parts were exaggerated but the issues that the people had on there were real. I mean, it was kind of edited to make it look like I was going to the strip club every night so I was portrayed to be a lot more sexualized than I am in everyday life. As a comic, I don't have enough money to be in a strip club every night! [Laughs.] And Christopher Donaghue is a real doctor and he wouldn't put his credentials on the line by not giving sound advice. He's very serious about his work. Initially I did think I was going in there for sex addiction but after the process, I realized it wasn't really a sex addiction. I mean, what is a sex addiction? Everybody has sexual needs. It's like asking somebody, do you like to eat? [Laughs.]
Ha right? It's like, shut up, you just like to eat more than others. Do you think being able to talk about your sexual appetite has ultimately helped with your comedy though?
Yeah actually I do. As far as my sex life, I do talk about it on stage. Every guy talks about it though, I'm not doing anything different except I'm on TV and stage talking about it. Not a lot of men have that platform so I'm just voicing what single men do on a daily basis.
And so now that a doctor has helped you work through it, do you think it will hurt your comedy or help it?
You know what? That's what I was scared of at first initially because when I went into therapy I was like, part of my comedy is my pain. It allowed me to work through it on stage. I felt like, if I get better, will it make me less funny? That's not the case at all though because these experiences and emotions never go away. I was able to overcome that so I think I'm even funnier now. I now know both sides and have pain and happiness and with comedy, that works well.