Best Comedian Advice

  • Season 2 , Ep 200
  • 04/26/2013
  • Views: 2,486

Dan St. Germain advises kids to believe in their dreams and have no dignity. (1:54)

-The best advice I evergot from an older comedian

was probably just, shut up.

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-In stand up comedy it'snot about looking cool,

it's about coming off as real.

-That's exactly the hardestthing to do as a comic is just

to take whoever you are--that funny guy in front

of your friends--take that on stage

and have that with the audience.

It's not as easy as it looks.

-Never take classes.

Never pay anybodymoney to start.

-Just keep going on stage.

That's all you got to dois keep going on stage.

-There's no timeline.

It takes forever.

All you have to do is begood at it and not quit.

(DRAWN OUT) Hi.

That's how I'mgoing to talk for 30

minutes so justfucking get on board.

-The best advice I evergot from an older comedian

when I was starting outwas someone told me to not

do any of the jokes I was doing.

And he told me to quit.

I'm like, I know whatyou mean-- not quit.

I was a PA atConan, and he goes,

can I give you some advice, kid?

Never have any self respect.

Fuck you.

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Never have any dignity.

That's the only way tomake it in this business.

And then he like gotin the chicken suit.

-Doug Benson, who brought meon the road as his opener,

goes, you shouldtake your top sheet

off your bed in your hotel roombecause they don't wash it.

-This guy, Mike Wilmot,we did Montreal.

He said to me, I hatewhen people who do comedy

bitch about thefact that they get

to entertain peoplefor a living.

I haven't had to use myhands in over 25 years.

-Kids, believe in yourdreams and have no dignity.

All right, thank you, guys.

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