I honestly got into in stand-up because a few of my close friends, who happen to be big names in the comedy circuit, told me to. My grandmother always said I was a riot and I have done a lot of comedies, but truthfully I was scared shitless to do it. Harland Williams told me over and over that I "have to do it!" Other big comedians like Bobby Lee, Nick Swardson, and Jo Koy also said the same thing, "Give it a shot!"
I finally went up, opening for Harland in Oxnard, and I guess the rest is history. Although I still shit my pants before I go onstage sometimes…I fell in love with it. It's great when you say something that you've made up and people actually laugh. The response...I love instant gratification.