#165 - Brandon Smiley: Being Rickey Smiley's Son, Meeting Steve Harvey, Building A Winning Team

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Brandon Smiley is not only Rickey Smiley's son, but also a touring comedian trying to book gigs like the rest of us. Listeners will be surprised to learn that Brandon's comedy journey, starting at age 7, has not been easy despite having a superstar comedian for a father. Brandon breaks down his mentality overcoming stints in rehab and jail and also his strategy behind building his own team on the way to superstar comedy status. Enjoy!

In this episode listeners will learn about:

  • Having Rickey Smiley as a father
  • Starting comedy at age 7

  • The struggle of living in a car

  • Visiting Steve Harvey's house

  • Comedy game from legends

  • Becoming a "likeable" comedian

  • Being more than just funny

  • Writing a movie

  • Getting booed on stage

  • Building your own winning team


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