Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn
Anonymous asked you:Question for Baron V: Do you remember the first joke you wrote or the first one you did on stage??
First joke I wrote on stage is different than the first joke I wrote. Usually you write them offstage and then go on stage. What’s that? My specificity is obnoxious? Okay then. I wrote jokes long before I performed them. First joke I wrote was probably some gurgles followed by me shitting myself. My parents laughed. 
Anonymous asked you:Hey Baron, got any stories from the set of Arrested Development?
Jeffrey Tambor is THE NICEST MAN EVER. Treated me as an equal even though I had 3 lines. Speaking of 3, my scenes kept getting pushed back, but because I was on the call sheet I got 3 days of pay. Thanks unions! Mitch Hurwitz also reminds me of my good friend Myq Kaplan.
Anonymous asked you:Baron: What’s the best advice you ever got from another comic?
"You need to think about how your act reveals your morality." That was Rick Overton.
"Moment I stopped caring about bombing is when I started to get good." That was Patrice O’Neal.
Anonymous asked you:Baron, what’s the worst you ever bombed???
Some one-nighter in Jersey. I was supposed to MC and do 10 at the top and because I was doing so poorly I stepped into a time warp and ended up rambling for 30 minutes trying to get ONE laugh. Luckily the other comics were pros and recovered the show from my misery.
Anonymous asked you:baron vaughn: what would you be doing if your weren’t a comedian?
I’d be the coolest middle school substitute teacher the state of Idaho has ever seen.
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That’s all for this edition of Ask a Professional Comedian. A big thanks to Baron Vaughn and everyone who sent in questions!
Don’t miss The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn tonight at 12am/11c, followed by The Half Hour: Sean Patton.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Baron Vaughn

Anonymous asked you:
Question for Baron V: Do you remember the first joke you wrote or the first one you did on stage??

First joke I wrote on stage is different than the first joke I wrote. Usually you write them offstage and then go on stage. What’s that? My specificity is obnoxious? Okay then. I wrote jokes long before I performed them. First joke I wrote was probably some gurgles followed by me shitting myself. My parents laughed. 

Anonymous asked you:
Hey Baron, got any stories from the set of Arrested Development?

Jeffrey Tambor is THE NICEST MAN EVER. Treated me as an equal even though I had 3 lines. Speaking of 3, my scenes kept getting pushed back, but because I was on the call sheet I got 3 days of pay. Thanks unions! Mitch Hurwitz also reminds me of my good friend Myq Kaplan.

Anonymous asked you:
Baron: What’s the best advice you ever got from another comic?

"You need to think about how your act reveals your morality." That was Rick Overton.

"Moment I stopped caring about bombing is when I started to get good." That was Patrice O’Neal.

Anonymous asked you:
Baron, what’s the worst you ever bombed???

Some one-nighter in Jersey. I was supposed to MC and do 10 at the top and because I was doing so poorly I stepped into a time warp and ended up rambling for 30 minutes trying to get ONE laugh. Luckily the other comics were pros and recovered the show from my misery.

Anonymous asked you:
baron vaughn: what would you be doing if your weren’t a comedian?

I’d be the coolest middle school substitute teacher the state of Idaho has ever seen.

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That’s all for this edition of Ask a Professional Comedian. A big thanks to Baron Vaughn and everyone who sent in questions!

Don’t miss The Half Hour: Baron Vaughn tonight at 12am/11c, followed by The Half Hour: Sean Patton.

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