Living the Dream
This week on Funny Title Here, Mike Vecchione!
Paolo: Hey Mike, how’s it going?
Mike: I am doing well..Living the dream
Paolo: How did you get into comedy?
Mike: I was teaching outside of Philly, finishing up my masters, living by myself. Was bored after work during the week, so i started going to open mic nights on Wednesdays at the comedy club.
Paolo: Who are your comedic influences?
Mike: I think Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy were both brilliant comics. As far as guys working today, Dave Attell, Greg Giraldo, and Patrice O,Neal.
Paolo: What was the absolute worst show you ever had?
Mike: The Insane Clown Posse has what is called the Jugallo Festival (a few hours outside of Chicago) in the woods every year. There are different events, not to mention drinking etc. One of the events is comedy. It was me and two of my friends performing. I went up, i said “how are all the ladies feeling”, i was immediately confronted by a jugallo (insane clown posse fan) who told me to “stop talking to their women” – apparently the jugallo’s take things very personally. Every joke i told was followed by boos, screams of – you suck, and in a few instances, plastic bottles being thrown. A preteen in the front row gave me the finger the entire time i was on stage.
Paolo: If it wasn’t for comedy, what do you think you’d be doing now?
Mike: Something to do with education, but not classroom teaching. I’ve had my fill.
Paolo: How would you life would’ve been different if you won those spelling bees at Pine Grove Elementary?
Mike: I wouldn’t have to work, I’ll tell you that much. The money from endorsements alone is mind boggling. Is boggling with 1 g or 2 g’s?
Paolo: And lastly, do you have any final words for your adoring fans out there?
Mike: Final words for fans…. – Thanks for your support. My website is Mikevecchione.com
I am also on Facebook and Myspace.