There may be no better interview format for revealing a person’s inner vulnerabilities than First We Feast’s Hot Ones — and it turns out Ramy creator Ramy Youssef, as well as being very funny, is also more than capable of being impressively philosophical under pressure.
“If we make this poetic it’ll hurt less,” says Youssef at one point, after using a retirement analogy to describe why he’s saving his milk for the final spicy wings rather than drinking it early. “Maybe that’s what all poetry is, just to not feel pain. That could be the meaning of poetry! I’ve never understood poetry until I had sauce number seven.”
Elsewhere Youssef also chats about his childhood, his experience of pitching TV shows, and his Netflix show Mo.