You think you’re the shit? You’re not and it turns out everyone has been making fun of you the whole time. AKA the Metaphor of my life:
My attempt to come up with a Bucco fight song. SPOILER ALERT: I failed.
We talk about the Ocho Cinco incident and Basketball Wives… And the Real World:
50 Shades of Greenfield:
White guy got stopped by TSA in Airport for having a huge penis. Not making that up:
Octomom. Nuff said:
Titanic was a movie. It also happened in real life.
Tim Tebow vs. The Pope. Its closer than you think:
Old ladies in Florida vs. Old Ladies in Pittsburgh. Its a blowout:
My daughter wanted to fight Mike Millbury:
My mom ACTUALLY fought the Pirate Parrot:
Plenty more clips on the WDVE PODCAST PAGE!
Interview with Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin:
First off, can you tell readers how you decided to become a comic -
Well, I’m not sure I ever had a single moment when I decided to become a comic; I think it was more of a collection of moments failing to become anything else.
What’s been the most exciting venue for you to play in so far and what’s been the funniest experience you’ve had on stage?
DC Improv was an awesome experience. It was the first time people cheered every time the host said I was from Pittsburgh. I’ve been working in Ohio a lot.
I had an old woman flash me as soon as I walked on stage recently. I laughed so hard I forgot my material.
Every set should begin like that.
What about growing up in Pittsburgh has most inspired your comedy and routines?
I started in Pittsburgh, so everything about growing up there inspired my comedy. If you want to get big laughs in Pittsburgh, you learn quickly to have a local spin on your material. You can do other stuff there, but it never gets the same reaction.
Also, my mom fist fought the Pirate Parrot at a picnic in the early 90′s. So that helped.
It’s not all glamour is it? How hard is it traveling constantly and starting off, trying to make ends meet?
No its not. Actually, its very brief moments of glamour on stage followed by a prolonged state of desperation and anxiety off stage. There is nothing funny about trying to do stand-up comedy for a living.
There are a number of good comedians coming out of Pittsburgh – you, Steve Byrne,
Billy Gardell….do you guy’s get at all competitive? How do you help one another
and work together?
Billy Gardell and Steve Byrne have helped me tremendously. There is no way I would be where I am without them. Both have been a mentor of mine and Steve has taken me on tour with him.
I would take a bullet for either of those guys. If someone was shooting at them at the same time, I guess they would have to compete.
Lots of pressure to be a sports fan in Pittsburgh. How did this influence your comedy?
I never fully understood the magnitude of that pressure or Pittsburgh’s love of sports until I saw a Statue of Franco Harris beside a Statue of George Washington in the main terminal of the Pittsburgh Airport. We consider the Immaculate Reception to be as historically prestigious as the Revolutionary War. Then it became clear. Being a sports fan in Pittsburgh is as important as being on the frontlines fighting the British for our independence.
It writes itself.
Who are your favorite sports teams and athletes – and what makes them so?
Steelers are my team. I’ve always loved football the most. I watch them every Sunday with my family. And if I’m on the road, I find a Steeler bar and watch it with my extended family.
Ever perform in front of any Pittsburgh athletes or meet any? If so, what was that like?
I got to do a black tie event at the Duquesne Club. Mario Lemieux was there. Meeting him was a dream come true for me. If you’ve ever been to the Duquesne Club, you know I can’t say anything else about it.
If you were the GM of any Pittsburgh team, which would it be, why, and what would your first big decision as GM be?
Steelers. I would fire Steely McBeam and burn his costume before a division game. Then I would draft 4 offensive linemen in a row.
Where can fans see you next and can they purchase your material on Cd/print etc.? If so, where?
I will be on the road for rest of the year, but I am headlining the Pittsburgh Improv December 22nd and 23rd. I will have a cd or a dvd available by then hopefully. You can find out where I will be if you check out my website and my twitter account (crawfability) and my facebook fan page.
Any last thoughts for readers?
We are living in hard times. I know we are all busy and worrying about our own problems, but its important to remember that we are all on this journey together. Lets take care of each other. If nothing else, lets at least be empathetic towards people struggling.
Unless they are from Cleveland. In that case, F@#K THEM!!