ALEX CARABANO

What advice would you give your younger self about getting into comedy?

 

Try to do it a lot and remember that most shows don’t “matter” in the grand scheme of things so just have fun. 

 

Describe comedy in one word.

Crazy.

 

What’s one of your best memories being on the road?

I featured for Tony Woods off the coast of Africa for a prince & his slew of international women. It was unbelievable!

Who are your comedy heroes?

 

Martin Lawrence. Jim Carrey.

 

How did you get into comedy?

 I got drunk at an open mic. Then went on stage and got one soft chuckle. It was enough to try again. 

How bad was your worst road gig?

Thankfully, I don’t have any nightmare road gig stories although I once got super drunk in Virginia with Derrick Thompson and Simeone Goodson. I literally got so wasted that I woke up underneath the bed.

 

How do you handle a heckler?

 I just try to make it fun. I rarely ever get angry. But if they don’t shut up, I directly ask them to stop.

 

How would you describe your style of comedy?

 

I’m not quite sure. It’s conversational but very silly. I like to be animated and cover a variety of subjects while I’m up there.

If you weren’t doing standup, what do you think you’d be doing?

Well, I’d still be in the restaurant business with VSPOT but creatively, I’d probably be doing more with art. I used to draw a lot but now I'm doing more with computer graphics.

 

What are some upcoming projects you’re working on?

Jeff McBride & Tristan Smith have invested in our back room at VSPOT ORGANIC. They built a stage, added in spotlights, tables, and chairs and fixed up the audio. In June it will be a fully functional performance venue called Brickspot. It's a great project to partner with them on.

BONUS

 

What’s something you geek out on that people wouldn’t expect to hear?

I’m a huge 80s fan from NIGHTMARE IN ELM STREET to the tv show SMALL WONDER to listening to music by NEW ORDER.

 

Who’s a celebrity, dead or alive, that you would party with?

Rodney Dangerfield

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