364 - Tom Papa: Will You Put Your Dream to The Test?

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Tom Papa was afraid to follow his dream (like everyone else). But he put it to the test. He went up on stage, got laughs, and kept going. Now he has 5 different income streams (all because he took that first leap). He’s got a new TV show coming up, a podcast, a radio show, live events and comedy tours, plus he also just wrote a book, “Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas.” These opportunities didn’t come to him over night. He’s been doing comedy for 25 years. He put his dream to the test. It was the scariest thing he’d ever done. I wanted him to share his story. And the courage.

Links and Resources

Read “Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas” by Tom Papa

Watch Tom’s Specials, “Tom Papa: Human Mule,” “Tom Papa: Live in New York City,” and “Tom Papa: Freaked Out

Listen to Tom on the radio “Live From Here

Listen to Tom’s podcast “Come to Papa

Check out Tom’s website to see where he’s touring right now

Follow Tom on Twitter

Also Mentioned

Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld

Tom’s interview on WTF with Marc Maron

The Village Voice

The Marriage Ref (tom hosted) created by Jerry Seinfeld

The Informant!

Greg Giraldo

Paul Reiser

Red Oaks

Stephen Colbert

Conan O’Brien

Jay Leno

Dave Chappelle

Eddie Izzard

Paul Newman

Kevin Hart

Jim Gaffigan

Opie and Anthony (radio show)

Larry Wilmore

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Lenny Marcus

Amy Schumer

Inside Amy Schumer

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