Ali Siddiq (2018) - A 20 Year Overnight Success

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We are bringing back a Hot Breath! favorite to celebrate Ali Siddiq on NBC's Bring the Funny. This is not only one of our most popular episodes but also most intense. Even if you have heard this interview before, you will learn new tips with fresh ears. Ali is full of comedy wisdom and playful intimidation that our host Joel Byars hilariously struggles to steer. Enjoy and share!
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Must Hear Moments:

  • Still being an underrated comic over 20 years in the game
  • The reality of the comedy business
  • Comedy's biggest illusions
  • The secret behind internet comedians
  • Why most comics suck at stand-up
  • How to attract to fans
  • Tips for storytelling on stage
  • Advice from legendary comics
  • The pressure of being a headliner
  • Joke thieves

Quotable Quotes

"There are only 20 podcasts in the world I'll do."
"I don't have a gimmick. I am a comic and I am fine with that."
"I guarantee if you're doing a sitcom and stand-up, your stand-up sucks."
"Comedy is about freedom. It's the last place for free speech."
"I'm not chasing laughs from an audience. I refuse to dumb down my comedy for fame. I believe what's for me is going to come."
"How funny you gonna be is determined by how honest you gonna be."
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