Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
"You might recognize me, I'm the fourth guy from the left on the evolutionary chart."
Who is your comic inspiration?
My favorite comic was a fellow named Jackie Vernon. He was sort of rotund to look at, but as far as comedy he was an oddball. He made me laugh. As a youngster I was watching comedy. I liked Leonard Barr, who was supposedly Dean Martin's uncle. He was about 6'8" and weighed 90lbs. Those two and the great Buster Keaton were inspirations.
When did you know you were funny?
It just happened a few days ago! Really, just a few days ago, based on the stamp that people are now putting on me.
What was your worst stand-up gig ever?
I did a Showtime at the Apollo outdoor rap concert and I had things thrown at me. Soda cans etc. The show was in the real 'hood and I was doing off the wall jokes. Legendary comic Ralph Cooper had to cover me with his raincoat! Another time, I was doing an act in a bar in Redhook Brooklyn, on the waterfront. These guys kept saying "your motha" and other things under their breath. They just kept badgering me. It was one of the few times I lost my on-stage persona and a little Mike Tyson came out!
Tell us a little more about yourself - hobbies, annoying habits, pet peeves etc.
Sometimes I don't look like the cleanest guy, but people who litter bother me!