Episode 3 – Erik Escobar on Comedy and LA
00:00 Podcast and guest introduction for Erik:
- Comedian located in Los Angeles
- Ted Talk on YouTube “Creating a More Fulfilling Lifestyle through Humor”
- Instagram: @erikescobar
- Hosted some online shows I was able to perform on to stay “in the game” when the COVID19 pandemic hit. That’s how we met!
01:23 Capitol Hill riots.
2:15 Types of whisky we drink.
8:55 Performing stand-up comedy while drunk.
13:29 Personalities of comedians.
16:25 Dating life of comedians & life on the road.
21:17 Lessons learned from the pandemic and political environment.
23:30 Struggling with ignorance about racism & prejudice.
25:09 Racist jokes: innocent intent with harmful effects.
28:04 Black Lives Matter.
29:08 Writing jokes vs. riffing.
31:25 Getting wasted with Brian Regan.
39:24 Comedy classes vs. open mics.
50:01 The Carnivore Diet & other diets.
1:06:02 Willpower & success in comedy.
1:18:53 Authenticity & connecting to an audience.
1:24:25 Comedy and TedX talks in Montana.
1:31:57 Living in Los Angeles.
1:40:25 Award-winning wines and whiskies.
1:45:10 Advice to up-and-coming comics.