Why will YOU be the Last Comic Standing?
I don't know if I will be the last comic standing but I should be because I don't just tell jokes. I like to make people feel like we're just "hanging out." When I'm on stage, it's me, the mic and the audience. I'm more comfortable on stage than off. I love performing and would probably do it for free (hoping not to) but I eat, sleep and breathe comedy. The love I have for what I do is why I should be the "Last Comic Standing." In order to keep the crowd's attention, you should make them feel comfortable. That's what I try to do.
Funny. Meaning, laughter brings people together, that and hot wings. Regardless of where you're from or what you are, a good laugh can make your day better. If you had a comedian at the world summit, there would be peace on earth (and hot wings).
What comedians do you admire and why?
Richard Pryor, because he told stories and used everything in his life to make people laugh. He always took you on a journey and made it personal and funny.
Chris Rock: his subject matter is the stuff people really want to talk about. He also commands the stage.
Who do you think is your biggest competition?
I don't think anyone is my biggest competition because comedy is so subjective. You can have the best set and some guy in Idaho may say he doesn't like it. You can have a bad set and tons of people can say you're the greatest. So I don't go into this as a competition. If anything, I'm my biggest competition because I have to put on the best show possible. And I will always hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else.
What was the worst job you ever had?
The worst job I ever had was sweeping up hair at a barbershop when I was 15. If you want a reason to succeed, try sweeping up dirty hair. It's like being scared straight.