A Word From Our Sponsor: Dave Fein
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DEV: How much of This is Awkward is informed by your actual life? Or, in other words, how awkward is your life?
DF: This is Awkward is really close to my own life. All things in the show may be exaggerated, but are exaggerated from real things that have "awkwardly" happened to me (i.e. having spontaneous erections in History Class; going to the hospital for smoking pot and thinking I was going to die and the doctors actually laughing at me). My life is incredibly awkward and I make sure to be aware of it at all times.
DEV: What was your first time doing stand up like?
DF: My first time doing stand up was a complete disaster. I was opening up for a Punk Rock band in Westport Connecticut at a Teen Venue. The entire crowd was all PUNK and in no mood for a new self-deprecating, ultra Jewish comedian. No one laughed and I was booed off stage. I reacted by squirting a squirt bottle in my pants pretending to Pee My pants. That still did not get any laughs.
DEV: Who or what are some of your comedy influences?
DF: Larry David, Seinfeld, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Andy Kauffman and Richard Pryor have all influenced me in some way shape or form. They were all people I looked up to and watched from a very young age and continue to study.
DEV: Do you have any upcoming projects people should be on the lookout for?
There are some upcoming projects in the works, which I am keeping close to the chest. But expect very big things, and that I will never stop trying to push my style of creativity and comedy in this industry. I always write, I have many series and screenplays in the works, as well as a plan to return to stage with a new routine.
DEV: When can we expect a full-length Jewro LP?
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION! This year! I am very hopeful I can pull together the songs I have been working on for a very long time and get some studio time. I may even dabble with Kickstarter to increase the production style.