Author: Brad Sachs

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is a stand up comedian located in Los Angeles, CA

In this edition of Run the Light, We interview comedian Sammy Obeid. Brad: You are currently doing 1000 nights in a row of stand up comedy, that’s friggin’ awesome, you’re even doing a blog about it, tell us about this. Sammy: Starting Dec 26 2010 I just found myself performing stand up every night. I just wanted to work hard, as I was about to move to LA. At some point I decided I’d do 365 days in a row, then I made it to 365, and someone told me that Hal Sparks once did 2 years in a row,…

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We at Stand Up Talk have taken a lot of flack since we started. People say we are too narrow on the comics and shows we talk about, not branching out enough, talking about the same old comics, people have written, “There are many other comic circles you guys don’t cover”. Well, we hear you… there are many awesome comics, awesome venues and funny people that need attention so here it goes. Here’s a room we’ve never covered but definitely deserves some press, the Family Room Comedy Show. First, you gotta drive your ass down to Compton if you want…

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In this edition of Run the Light, we interview comedian and host of the popular comedian talk show Cooper Talk, Steve Cooper. Brad: You’re the host of Cooper Talk and you interview some pretty big comedians, you have any favorite interviews you have done? Steve: I must admit almost of my guests have been awesome. (Except one who was a last minute replacement and really has no credits but had an attitude, but I won’t mention his name,) I did have a blast with the amazing David Feldman who was late and then delayed my next guest, who was the…

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In this edition of Run the Light, we interview comedian Dean DelRay. Brad: You were recently made a paid regular at the Comedy Store, how’s it feel to get your name on the wall there? Dean: The Comedy Store is my favorite place in the world. I used to hang at there in the late 80’s. It has this rock n roll outlaw vibe that i just love. The Store has taught me everything I know about comedy so far, the potluck system on Sundays and Mondays is the best. To be part of that history is just amazing. I…

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In this edition of Run the Light, we interview comedian Tony Hinchcliffe. Brad: You’re now a paid regular at the Comedy Store, how cool is that to have your name on the wall there? Tony: Being a paid regular at the Comedy Store is awesome. It has special meaning to me because my first time on stage was there at an open mic and I immediately fell in love with the place. I got a job working the door there soon after which led to many more spots and getting to make friends with some of the funniest people I…

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I watch a ton of stand up comedy. As a comic, you can’t help but watch a lot, you watch more than you perform most of the time. That’s just how it goes and it’s important. I love watching comics that can really rock the mic. I think it is amazing that a single person alone with a mic can invoke such a response from an audience. No band, no back-up singers, no instruments, just a comic and a mic. Last night, I saw a great example of a comic and a mic and an audience taken to a new…

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In this edition of Run the Light, we interview comedian Brady Matthews Brad: You recently were made a paid regular at the world famous comedy store, was that the coolest thing ever or what? Brady: Being passed at the comedy store was one of the hardest things I think mentally I could have gone through, one minute you think you’re on the right track and the next you’re being beat down or criticized for doing something wrong on stage from the booker. There is a lot of ups and downs, and just because you get passed doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed…

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In this edition of Run The Light we interview stand up comedian Jesus Trejo. Brad: You recently were made a paid regular at the Comedy Store, how does it feel to get your name on the wall there? Jesus: Very surreal! I was made a Paid Regular November ’12. I’m simply flattered at the idea that I’m now a paid regular at a comedy club with such rich history. I’m quite happy with my path at the comedy store up to now. I was able to work my way up the ranks like Mitzi intended for new comedians to do…

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In this edition of Run the Light, we interview comedian Fahim Anwar. Brad: You’re a paid regular at the Comedy Store, how does it feel to have your name on the wall there? Fahim: It was weird, I didn’t think I’d care as much as I did the day I got passed but it was a really great feeling and milestone for me. As every comic knows it’s a tough nut to crack and there’s no road map for navigating that place so sometimes you question if you’ll ever get passed. Once it happens a burden is lifted. It’s cool…

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In this edition of Run the Light, we interview comic Brent Morin Brad: You just attended the famed Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, how cool was that? Brent: It was an amazing experience. I didn’t think I would have as much fun as I did, just because everybody told me i was going to have a blast. Don’t tell me I’m going to have fun that makes it impossible to actually have fun. You have to tell me it’s OKAY or WHATEVER, so that when I get there it can actually be fun. Luckily it lived up to the…

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