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Talking to Kevin was great. We have a few qualities in common that served as a nice jumping off point for our conversation. I think we both lean toward out of the box, off the path thinking. I’ve been entrepreneurial my whole life. I’d like to have a normal job, but i’m just not wired…

Cruisin’ for Amusin’ with Sid Davis

Sid Davis is the first major comic I ever opened for, so I was really excited to get him on the podcast.  I feel an extra kinship with him because like me, he didn’t start performing comedy until his mid-forties. This makes Sid extra inspiring for me. I, too, want to start making 100% of…

L.A. Comedy Confidential with Caesar Lizardo

I first met Caesar Lizardo when I did his open mic in LA about a year ago. He couldn’t have been nicer. He runs it sort of like a workshop, and comics are encouraged to give each other feedback on their material. It’s pretty dope, actually. Caesar was the guy who tipped me off to…

The Story is in the Details with David Furman

David Furman was by far the most influential professor I ever had during college. And I was exposed to a lot of great minds. I was not looking forward to meeting him, honestly, because I’d heard pretty terrifying things. It wasn’t until halfway through my senior year, just a few weeks before the end of…

All That Jazz with Paul Hefti

Paul Hefti is one of my very good friends, and by far one of the most elegant guitar players I’ve ever heard. He comes by his musical acumen honestly, as most of his family members are musicians. His father, Neil Hefti, was a very well-respected jazz composer and arranger. He worked with Frank Sinatra, Count…