You’ve seen her in Seth Rogen’s, This is the End (2013); Will Ferrell’s, Funny or Die; the film Super Shark and of course her own YouTube channel, Syd Wilder. She has been a cheerleader champion (check her out on ESPN), singer and stage actress, but what we like best is that she is multi-talented, a super funny comedienne, incredibly sexy… and has porn stars in her family.
Are you interested to know what she really thinks about your abdominal and di** pics you might be sending her over Twitter and Facebook? We were to… and so we decided to ask her straight up. But first we had to act cordial and gentlemanly, like this:
Urbasm: Hi Syd.
Syd Wilder: Hi, I’m excited to talk; I’ve heard a lot of great stuff about you.
Urbasm: All true I can assure you. So Syd, what do you have coming up this year?
Syd Wilder: Well, I am going to be doing a lot more sketches and getting back into stand-up. That will be fun and I’ll get to talk about my crazy dysfunctional family. They are always fun to talk about because they are in porn, which is really stupid. And what else… (silence) I’m booking a lot of stuff and making a lot of jokes.
Urbasm: Fantastic! Will 2015 be the year of your ‘leaked’ sex tape?
Syd Wilder: You know what… you never know; it could happen. Everything is in the safe as far as I know. I just don’t want to go in the family business just yet.
Urbasm: What gave you the idea for that awesome Fallen Angels video?
Syd Wilder: Thank you so much for saying that it was awesome. I did a video last year and it was just me. This year I wanted to spice it up; add some more models to it. I got these models and two of them were nice. The blond one was really nice and the brunette ones… (silence) were more challenging to work with.
Syd Wilder: But the most challenging thing about the video is I actually got shut down by the cops, and got ticketed with a misdemeanor. The cops came like five or six times, saying they were going to arrest me and impound all my equipment. I live in the Hollywood Hills, and that is where we shot and there were 25 cars. I had got the valet, permits from the city for the parking, but I didn’t have a film permit because I didn’t think I needed one to film at my house. But they gave me a misdemeanor anyway.
Urbasm: We didn’t know they could do that.
Syd Wilder: Right? Isn’t that crazy? I was crying, ‘Why are you doing this to me; I had a clean record’. But that was at the end of the shoot unfortunately. I was two shots away from finishing it.
Urbasm: But it turned out great.
Syd Wilder: I still can’t believe that happened to me. That is what you get for making art.
Urbasm: Tell us your worst dating horror story?
Syd Wilder: There are so many; it is really hard to pick just one.
Urbasm: That’s not good.
Syd Wilder: I was going over all my old stories and I remembered a cross between two. I was going on a date my friend had set me up, and she told me the guy was short. So I went out and bought the shortest kid heel in the entire universe. She really didn’t set me up other than that. And then I get there, and he is not short, but like midget short. Which is fine, as long as he has a good personality. It wouldn’t have bothered me so much if he didn’t talk about being a Christian for the entire date. He listened to Christian music; he was all about Christian this and Christian that. He didn’t drink, he didn’t do drugs; he was like reciting bible verses to me… and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is so the person my dad would want me to marry’ — and so I left (laughs). That is probably the worst date that I have been on.
Urbasm: Did you just excuse yourself and go?
Syd Wilder: I just left and I didn’t come back (laughs). I usually blame everything on my sister, because I can—she is so crazy. I was like, ‘My sister is getting an abortion, and I have to be there to drive her (laughs).’ It is really good to have someone in that industry in your family, because there is always going to be an excuse or a problem. They are like that poor relative that is always asking for a handout and always making bad decisions.
Urbasm: Yes! (laughs)
Syd Wilder: It sounds like you have one of those.
Urbasm: No comment. Have you ever heard a pickup line that actually worked on you?
Syd Wilder: Yes, I have had one, and it has by far been my favorite line. A guy came up to me and said, ‘I’d love to take you out to a nice dinner and then grocery shopping at Whole Foods.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that is so thoughtful.’ I mean, who thinks of that? It is like you must really want to feed me. That was nice.
Urbasm: That is a new one to us.
Syd Wilder: I was like, ‘Okay.’ (laughs)
Urbasm: So it worked?
Syd Wilder: Well, obviously we didn’t go to Whole Foods or anything like that, but this guy seems thoughtful, so I thought I’d give it a try. It didn’t work out long-term; but for one date, yes.
Urbasm: What do you think are some of the most misunderstood dating situations men just don’t get?
Syd Wilder: How about picking a girl up. In this generation no guy ever wants to pick a girl up. They are like, ‘Why don’t we just meet up?’ Women don’t want to go with a guy that asks to meet up somewhere. No, that is not how it works.
Syd Wilder: When you pick up a girl you need to open her door, stand up when she leaves the table; help her with her chair. Be a man. Be a real gentlemen. I think that this generation does not understand that what-so-ever.
Urbasm: We can see where you’re coming from with that.
Syd Wilder: Thank you.
Urbasm: Who are the five girls that every guy should date at least once?
Syd Wilder: Okay, the five girls. I think every guy should date Rihanna at least once. I think they should date Hillary Clinton at least once.
Urbasm: Hillary? Ewww.
Syd Wilder: I think Wendy Williams is definitely up there. Lady Gaga for sure, because she just seems crazy. And then… (silence) Kate Middleton just to be bored.
Syd Wilder: You know, just to make sure that you know what it’s like to be married.
Urbasm: Do you have any sex tips for us guys?
Syd Wilder: Always be groomed. Always have good breathe. That is never going to start if you have bad breathe. If you’re into weird stuff, always give the girl a heads up. Don’t just be, ‘Here’s your hand; here’s my butt—go!’ Tell her first if that is what you’re into, and then she’ll figure out if she is drunk enough to participate. You know what I mean?
Urbasm: Yes, we do!
Syd Wilder: Whoa! (laughs) Umm Okay, I’m glad. This sounds like a personal experience.
Urbasm: (ahem) What about ab selfies? Love or hate them?
Syd Wilder: As long as it is for your own personal growth. If you’re trying to workout, you want to get in shape and look good—then do it. But don’t post a selfie of your abs everyday and put a stupid quote from Emerson on there. No, just post a picture of your abs and be like, ‘Here’ (laughs).
Urbasm: What about “dick pics”?
Syd Wilder: I feel like there is a video that I made that really touches deep down to the core of my true emotions for this. They are ‘stupid’, and I think that sums it all up in one word. I don’t want to see that popping up on my phone, it is like, ‘Ewww.’ It is so ridiculous. Do you really think this turns us on? No, don’t do that. I think guys should just send dick pics to all their friends. They’d be like, ‘Hey dude, look at this.’ It would be a more productive use of it.
Syd Wilder: So now you know what to do after this phone call.
Urbasm: (ahem) So, what are the kind of pictures that turn the majority of women on?
Syd Wilder: That is a really good question. I feel like those David Beckham ads are really awesome. Do you remember those?
Syd Wilder: Yeah, that would be my pick for sure. That was nice; really nice. And then guys and babies. For some reason, I don’t know what it is. You have a picture of them with a baby and they have all their muscles—and it just looks good. I don’t really care as much about the dog stuff. I know a lot of people like that, but I’ll stick to the baby thing. It is really hot. There is something about it.
Urbasm: Guys and babies—got it!
Syd Wilder: This is so random.
Urbasm: That’s what makes it good. Have you ever played the part of a wing woman for a friend?
Syd Wilder: Of course, that is my favorite type of girl to be. I have so many guy friends, and I feel a lot better with guys in that situation. It is nice when you’re the wing woman and trying to help them, because it is like, ‘Oh, I can’t sleep with you, but I can get you laid.’ That is my favorite position to be in, because then they are not trying to have sex with me and it is not awkward—we’ll just be bros.
Urbasm: How did it turn out?
Syd Wilder: My sound guy was on Tinder, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you do not need to have these stupid picture of you on here—They are old; Don’t do that.’ So I made him take a picture of me and he went on so many dates—and got laid so many times. He was actually viewed many more times because of the approval mark I gave him.
Syd Wilder: Yeah, pictures really mean a lot. If you have a bad picture you are not going to get any good action.
Urbasm: Speaking of action, where do you think are the best places for a guy to pick up on women?
Syd Wilder: Not Tinder (laughs). I feel like meeting in person is way more valuable. I’d rather go to a bar; either a hole in the wall place or a nice bar. Bars are my favorite place to meet people.
Urbasm: Even more so than a night club?
Syd Wilder: I don’t go to night clubs. I went to night clubs when I was like 12 and 14, and it never worked out for me then. But now I am retired. You can’t talk to anyone; they spill their drink on you, and everyone is drunk and won’t even remember meeting you the next day. It sound like a nightmare. It sounds like an MTV reality show waiting to happen.
Urbasm: It’s easy to see the similarities between you and female comedian’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. What kind of movies or remakes would you like to do in the future?
Syd Wilder: Oh my gosh—Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. I would love to do something like that. That is like one of my ultimate favorite movies. And then if there was a female version of This is Spinal Tap; I would totally be down for that. With like the nineties Spice Girls type thing. You know, like Spice World, but only way better.
Urbasm: We would love that. Who would play your crew in that film?
Syd Wilder: Oh, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman if she would have me. Jenny McCarthy for sure. I need one more… Umm, I like Angela Johnson.
Urbasm: Nice! And for the finale… (silence) What are the three things that every guy should know, according to Syd?
Syd Wilder: Gosh, that is like a lot or pressure.
Urbasm: We know. We do that on purpose.
Syd Wilder: Dating advice?
Syd Wilder: Always have gum. Never get me a teddy bear, and order a strong drink.
Urbasm: A strong drink for you?
Syd Wilder: For both of us, because we’re both going to need it (laughs).
Urbasm: (laughs) Ah, It has been fantastic speaking with you Syd.
Syd Wilder: Awesome. Thank you so much. I’ve had such a blast. It was nice to meet you and thank you so much for having me.