362 - Dani Zoldan: Reflecting on Reinvention: Why Stand Up Saved My Life


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I’d always been interested in comedy, but I was completely terrified to go up on stage. But now I’m obsessed. I interview as many of my favorite comedians on the show as I can, so I could learn from them. I want to know everything. Not just from comedians. But from everyone in the industry. And Dani Zoldan, owner of Stand Up NY, is the one who convinced me go on stage consistently. So I went up 6x a week. I got good. Stand-up comedy is by far the hardest skill I’ve ever wanted to learn. And now, I needed to reflect. I’ve been doing stand up close to 3 years now. I own part of a comedy club. I’ve gone all in. I wanted Dani to interview me because he was the person who encouraged me the most in the beginning. This is my stand up journey…

Links and Resources

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

The Bell House

Stand Up NY - go to standupny.com/thetightfive for a course to develop your best 5 minutes of stand up

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Judah Friedlander

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30 Rock

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Luna Lounge

Marc Maron

Aspen Laugh Festival

Dave Chappelle

Louis CK

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Anthony Jeselnik

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Brian Regan’s talk at Google

Chris Rock

Bo Burnham

Amy Schumer

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Johnny Carson

Seth Rogen

Rodney Dangerfield

Guys We Fucked Podcast

Tuesdays With Stories!

Race Wars


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