“I have a fraternity brother named Peanut, and Peanut goes up on stage and dies the death of 1000 comedians. So I’m a couple comedians after Peanut, come up onstage and was like ‘Hey y’all, it’s my first time onstage doing comedy but after seeing what Peanut just did I figured anyone could be funny.’ And people started to laugh.”
We talk (and laugh…a lot) with Mean Girls’ Rick Younger about how he discovered comedy (shout-out to Peanut), the genius and work ethic of comedians, and the insider scoop on his audition experience for the Tina Fey Broadway musical.
Recommendation: Anything Sam Cooke
Shout-out: Denzel Washington and Rob Morgan