Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn
Anonymous asked you:
Lifes a meal. Be ready to eat. What’s your biggest comedic influence.
Don’t know that I have one biggest influence. I’d say equal parts Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby. Steve Martin. Robert Townsend. Ridiculous amounts of SNL.
these-lungs-are-black asked you:
how do you deal with racial stereotype @ baron
I play against them. I accept them as things some people believe and I try to enlighten them by providing more perspective on the subject. Most of the time it comes out as saying “You’re a stupid doo doo head!”
publicbathroomgraffiti asked you:
Baron, How far away does a computer/paper/phone have to be before you will convince yourself that the joke you thought of isn’t really that funny?
Writing it down means nothing at first. You can only determine that by trying it on stage. I write down everything I think is funny. Some stuff works right away. Some take time for me to figure it out. Some things just don’t work no matter how many different ways I say it. I’ll usually abandon something if I’ve tried it 5 times. I put it to pasture.
psychedelianoir asked you:
Hey Baron Vaughn what did you think about Man Of Steel? and also is God dead
Didn’t see Man of Steel yet. Too busy TELLING JOKES TO AMERICA. I’ll just tell you how I felt about Superman 4: The Quest for Peace instead…uh…ahem…it was fucking weird.
God isn’t dead; just retired.
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