Let’s try this again. This time, we caught up with Australian comedian James Smith, about to take the stage at the Comedy Cellar. Only Smith no longer had the long locks we’d come to know him by. What’s up with that? Smith responds.

The lighting is better. Don’t know what I was thinking artistically with the camera tilt. Maybe I was just trying to get his whole frame in the shot? Just maybe. That stairwell can get a bit cramped, you know.