Uproarious, eye-opening and smart, Rakhee Morzaria‘s Note to Self showcases the perspective of a first-generation millennial woman. A comedic take on real-life situations, Rakhee encourages us to laugh at ourselves, even while navigating precarious social interactions.
We caught up with the Toronto-based comedian and actress this week.
SDTC: What should we be paying more attention to?
RM: The birds and the bees! And no, I’m not talking about sex. I’m talking about nature (baby).
What was the last Netflix series you binged on?
Master of None season 2 and (non-Netflix) HBO’s season 6 of Girls. The “American Bitch” episode is incredible and whether you are a fan of the show or not, you MUST watch that episode. Also watch Chewing Gum if you haven’t already. And Moana. Ok I’m done!
One new thing you learned this year?
Final Cut Pro. (G’bye, iMovie.)
Describe 2017 so far in one word.
What book/song/lyric/etc is resonating with you right now?
SZA – “Drew Barrymore”
Describe the funniest thing you’ve experienced in recent memory.
A man walked into the restaurant I work at, mistook me for his Tinder date, and tried to hug me. When his date arrived, she looked NOTHING LIKE ME.
Best advice you’ve been given?
“Work hard, play hard and most of all, have lots of fun!” My dad said this to me as a kid.
What is the best part of being your current age?
Staying in on the weekends is socially acceptable.
What word or phrase should we use more often?
Please and thank you. Honestly, just connecting and making real eye contact with the person in front of you is probably what we should DO more often.
What’s on your night stand?
Too many aromatherapy oils.
What one item would you be lost without (besides your phone)?
My daily planner.
What do you love/loathe most about humanity?
Our vulnerability. To see and be seen. Overcomplicating what is simple.
What trends are you loving right now?
Bike safety. Helmets are so hot right now.
Who was your celebrity crush when you were a kid?
Leonardo DiCaprio and Scary Spice.
Describe your ideal Saturday.
Two chewable vitamin C tablets, two chewable multi-vitamin gummies, one over-easy egg and a nice bike ride down to the waterfront with my sister. If a friendly dog was to show up at some point too, that would be cool.
Catch Note To Self every second Tuesday on CBC Comedy. There are a total of eight videos and the last one comes out October 24th.