Q: What inspired you to start stand-up comedy?
A: I wanted to make people laugh. I saw Don Rickles perform when I was 13 and that was it for me.
Q: Describe your first performance?
A: The graduation performance from a comedy class at Zanies. I was so nervous that I had the mic stand in a chokehold…
Q: Do you have “pre-show” rituals? If so, what are they?
A: Oh, you betcha. “I connect with the audience and we all have a good time.”
Q: Where in the world is your favorite place to perform stand-up? Why is this your favorite place?
A: Any bar, comedy club, amphitheater, stadium or field that people have come to laugh. Even if you’re having a crap day, you made the choice to come see comedy. My job is to make you laugh.
Q: What are three of your favorite things?
A: Loyalty, The Bears, any meat on the grill.
Q: What is your favorite sammich?
A: Nosher’s Delight at Max and Benny’s.
Q: If you weren’t a comic, what other job would you love to do?
A: Owning a McDonald’s in a small town and feeding and helping the area.
Q: What are some comedy goals/dreams you have on your To Do List?
A: I’d like to perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas wearing a tux. I’d like to have lunch with Lewis Black and make him crack up at something stupid I say.
Q: What’s one thing you wish more people knew about you? [or anything else you’d like mentioned, i.e. your education, personal life or mission statement]
A: Communication is everything. Learn other languages (I speak Russian, Spanish, Dutch and can ask for sex in Japanese). Don’t just talk at someone, connect with them. You’ll feel their walls and yours tumble down.
Q: How will you know you “Made It?”
A: I’m pretty sure others will have to tell me and then I can debate them.
- 8.16.2018: “Comedy in the Cellar” — 210 Live in Highwood, IL
- 8.23.2018: “The Comedy Nosh” — Max and Benny’s in Northbrook, IL
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