E11 - Ken Hamlett on Comedy as a Career, Dadlife, Relationships, and "BLM"

Ken Hamlett is a stand-up comedian, producer, writer, and show host. He has been winning several awards for his performances including 1st Place at the Western Oregon Comedy Competition, and is regularly featured at comedy festivals and headlines clubs throughout the United States and Canada.

*Please note this episode contains some explicit language and should be listened to by adults only.*

Shows:

  • Mondays: Party Time! www.blcomedy.com 
  • Thursdays: TRIPLE THREAT. www.blcomedy.com

Podcasts: A Drunken Night Out & NWurdPodcast, available on all podcast platforms https://www.kendalehamlett.com/podcast

Facebook: Ken Hamlett / IG: @kenhamlett

Website: kendalehamlett.com

Show notes:

00:00 "I just wanna be Cocoa Puffs too dad!"

00:40 Who is Ken Hamlett?

02:40 Starting comedy in Oregon.

06:35 Exchanging stories drug testing.

10:55 Challenges involving pursuing a career in stand-up as a husband and a father.

14:45 Vancouver BC is the "Los Angeles" of Canada.

18:16 Taking a break from touring as a result of COVID19.

21:10 Extroverted, "natural" comics vs. introverted, "written" comics and how to be yourself.

29:35 Blessings resulting from creating a lifestyle where your wife can stay home and be a full-time mom for your children.

34:21 Taking family with you on while touring.

37:15 Miscarriages and abortion jokes.

39:09 Personal relationship topics spoken into a microphone!

40:45 Perspectives on the "Black Lives Matter" climate.

45:22 Working out on the road while on tour!

47:11 Bourbon, Scotch, & Tequila.

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