As part of We Own The Laughs.com’s Comedian of the Day, have a few laughs while getting to know comedian Hannah Rose. The Broomfield, CO native shares with us some of her favorite moments in stand-up comedy and lets us know how she owns the laughs.
Name: Hannah Rose
Hometown: Broomfield, CO/Los Angeles, CA
Years in Comedy: 6 years
Comedic Influences: Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Chad Daniels, Kyle Kinane, Whitney Cummings, Daniel Tosh, & Amy Schumer
Favorite Comedy Album: Chad Daniels “You’re the Best”
Favorite Comedy Special: John Mulaney “New in Town”
Favorite Comedy Movie: TED
Favorite Comedy TV Show: King of the Hill
Favorite Comedic Character: George Costanza
Favorite City to Perform In: Phoenix, AZ
Favorite Topics to Joke About: Personal Stories
Favorite Type of Audience for a Comedy Show: Rowdy
Favorite Comedy Club: Improvmania
How did you discover your passion for comedy:
My manager told me I had to take an improv class to get booked on a commercial and the rest is history.
What do you remember most about your first time performing stand-up comedy:
It is way harder than you think.
How would you describe your comedic style:
DRY! I tell it like it is.
Describe your process for comedic writing:
I write on stage, so a lot of open mics.
Describe the comedy scene in your area:
Los Angeles is a little too PC for me.
How do you judge success in the world of comedy:
Respect from my peers and making a living.
Who are some of your comedic peers that you enjoy watching perform or inspire you personally and professionally:
Dana Whissen, Ahmed Al Kadri, & Ryan Opton
What’s been your most memorable moment in comedy:
Doing a show in front of an ex-bf and bombing.
What have you learned most from your failures in comedy:
I just need to keep moving forward.
How do people react towards you when they realize that you can make people laugh:
I guess glad that I am not boring to talk to. (Laughs)
Describe what it’s been like building a career in stand-up comedy:
If you are a woman and a male comic wants to fuck and you say no, he will tell everyone you fucked anyways.
If you could change one thing in the world of comedy, what would it be:
Comics have to shower every day.
Best advice you’ve ever received from a comedian:
Do the work. Any comic I know that is successful does the work.
If you were releasing a comedy special this week, what would it be called:
Nice, Tats. No funny. (That was my first YouTube hate comic)
Funniest encounter you’ve ever had with a celebrity:
Somehow I’ve never seen a celebrity.
Weirdest place you’ve ever performed any form of comedy:
A parking lot in Burbank, CA
A Hannah Rose Fun Fact:
I had dentures in preschool.
Where would you like your laughs to take you:
To make a living and respect from my peers.
What would you tell a potential comedian if they ask you how they can own the laughs:
You need the confidence to make people laugh.
What are your thoughts on the future of comedy:
I think the future of comedy is great, there are so many ways to “make it” nowadays.
If you could write one episode for one classic TV sitcom which show would it be and give a brief detailed sentence on the episode:
HIMYM, I would rewrite the ending where the mother lives and Ted doesn’t end up with Robin.
What’s next for you:
I have my touring show Rif Raf Comedy I want to expand in 2022.
Why should a person always laugh at life:
Because life is hard.
Watch Hannah Rose’s comedy set at Flappers Comedy Club: