As part of We Own The Laughs.com’s Comedian of the Day, have a few laughs while getting to know comedian Tito Gonzalez. The Uruguay, Montevideo native shares some of his favorite moments in stand-up comedy and lets us know how he owns the laughs.
Name: Tito Gonzalez
Hometown: Uruguay, Montevideo/Berkeley, CA
Years in Comedy: 6
Comedic Influences: Bill Burr, Felipe Esparza, and Adam Ray
Favorite Comedy Album: Bill Burr “Why Do I Do This”
Favorite Comedy Special: Sebastian Maniscalco “What’s Wrong With People”
Favorite Comedy Movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite Comedy TV Show: Friends and I’m not ashamed of it……
Favorite Comedic Character: Joey Tribbiani from well……Friends
Favorite City to Perform In: Berkeley, California
Favorite Topics to Joke About: White People
Favorite Type of Audience for a Comedy Show: Mostly working class
Favorite Comedy Club: Cobbs Comedy Club
How did you discover your passion for comedy:
Not sure just remember being drawn into it from a small, not sure why.
What do you remember most about your first time performing stand-up comedy:
I remember all my best friends coming to support me.
How would you describe your comedic style:
Someone once described it as “Dopie.”
Describe your process for comedic writing:
Usually, an event happens then I figure out the rest on stage.
Describe the comedy scene in your area:
For the most part supportive.
How do you judge success in the world of comedy:
There’s still a lot to be done
Who are some of your comedic peers that you enjoy watching perform or inspire you personally and professionally:
I have so many, I would say the majority of the SF/East Bay comedy community.
What’s been your most memorable moment in comedy:
Having a woman flip me off at the beginning of my set and then like my comedy at the end of my set.
What have you learned most from your failures in comedy:
That no one really cares.
How do people react towards you when they realize that you can make people laugh:
They get too excited at times.
Describe what it’s been like building a career in stand-up comedy:
It’s the most fun I have ever had, to create something just from your mind, like writing something on paper then going on stage and get a good reaction theirs nothing like it.
If you could change one thing in the world of comedy, what would it be:
Best advice you’ve ever received from a comedian:
Don’t stop writing.
If you were releasing a comedy special this week, what would it be called:
Half Way To Good Things
Funniest encounter you’ve ever had with a celebrity:
I haven’t honestly had any.
Weirdest place you’ve ever performed any form of comedy:
At private Biker Club or a strip club…..actually a private event for orange pickers in Bakersfield, CA
Where would you like your laughs to take you:
I hope my jokes take me traveling.
What would you tell a potential comedian if they ask you how they can own the laughs:
Really be yourself and tell your own story, if that’s what your comedic style is, if it’s not then I don’t know.
What are your thoughts on the future of comedy:
I think it’s only going to get better.
If you could choose 1 comedy club and 3 comedians to perform with on your perfect comedy show, how would it go:
I would do Punchline SF, and I would choose Adam Ray, Felipe Esparza and Deon Cole and it would be amazing.
What’s next for you:
Getting booked more and getting booked out of state also putting out more content.
Why should a person always laugh at life:
Because you only get one and also no one cares.
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