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An Interview With Kyle Grooms

This week on Funny Title Here, the absolutely hilarious Kyle Grooms. The state of hip-hop, acting, and how to stop a comedy show!

Paolo: In addition to comedy, people have probably seen you on commercials for Career Builder and Sears. Are you thinking of doing anymore acting in the future?
Kyle: Yes definitely, I have studied acting for years, I love it…my most recent project was in an NBC pilot called The Green Team, I still no word if it’s going to make it to air but I have one of the principal roles.

Paolo: How did you get into comedy?

Kyle: It started as hobby, something i did at night after my day job.
My first gig ever was at a hair show in New Jersey, I did fifteen minutes in between the models. Killed.
I moved to miami a few months later, and started performing in the local ghetto rooms.


Paolo: Who are your comedic influences?

Kyle: Richard Pryor, (Eddie) Murphy, Chris Rock, Bill Hicks, Dave Chappelle and many others. I’m influenced by a lot of comedians even the ones that suck.

Paolo: What was the absolute worst show you ever had?

Kyle: I was bombing at a show in Miami when I did a stupid joke where I fall on the floor and roll around, but I ended up ripping the mic cord out of the ground.
They had to stop the show and replace the cord, meanwhile I’m standing there like a jackass in a dead silent room

Paolo: You left your job in 2000 as an art director to pursue comedy. How different do you think your life would’ve been if you stayed?

Kyle: I probably would have blown my brains out by now. Don’t get me wrong I loved my career but nothing gives you the freedom like stand-up. The travel, the people it’s always different.

Paolo: What are your thoughts on hip-hop nowadays?
Kyle: I’m praying for hip-hop, I hope that the new generation gets the true meaning (peace, love, unity). Hip-hop has become such a big business that it’s hard to tell what’s motivating hip-hoppers, is it the money and ego’s or is it the sense of community and self expression.

I have been into hip hop since 1979 and it has influenced my life in so many positive ways, I wonder if the new generation is getting that same education.
 
Paolo: Lastly, do you have any final words for your adoring fans?
Kyle: I want to tell my fans just to come out and see me you won’t be disappointed. visit me kylegrooms.net, Facebook or Myspace.
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Comments

Comment from Alexander
Time: February 19, 2009, 4:41 am

I think Kyle is a talented young man and I was interested to read the interview.

Comment from swinger
Time: February 19, 2009, 2:12 pm

awesome interview. I especially liked his thoughts on hip hop, very interesting.

thanks for the post

Comment from Tyrone
Time: February 19, 2009, 3:36 pm

Yo it’s yo dude Tyrone Hawkins …keep doin ya thang it’s funny.

Comment from Dwayne
Time: February 21, 2009, 9:48 am

Kyle Grooms is an amazing talent. He transcends all racial and ethnic boundary’s with his comedy. He is a positive comedy influence to me. Thanks Kyle!

Comment from David
Time: February 8, 2011, 5:00 am

Thank you for sharing this video. It is very inspring and inspiration is what so many people need.

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Time: March 15, 2011, 11:38 pm

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