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Comedian of the Day (11/22/21): Austin Warren

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As part of We Own The Laughs.com’s Comedian of the Day, have a few laughs and get to know comedian Austin Warren. The Chicago, IL native shares some of their favorite moments in stand-up comedy and lets us know how they always own the laughs.

Name: Austin Warren
Hometown: Chicago, IL/Los Angeles, CA
Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat/Tik-Tok: @Amwrrn
Years in Comedy: 4
Haven’t we seen you somewhere before: I voice dub the lead role of Assane on Lupin on Netflix, you won’t be disappointed.
Comedic Influences: Bo Burnham, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Craig Robinson, Hasan Minhaj, George Carlin, and Roy Wood Jr.
Favorite Comedy Album: Lonely Island “Turtleneck & Chains”
Favorite Comedy Special: Dave Chappelle “Equanimity”
Favorite Comedy Movie: Superbad
Favorite Comedy TV Show: Atlanta
Favorite Comedic Character: Roy Kent from “Ted Lasso”
Favorite City to Perform In: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Topics to Joke About: My life, cancel culture, black culture, & movies.
Favorite Type of Audience for a Comedy Show: Any audience that appreciates this beautiful craft.
Favorite Comedy Club: Hollywood Improv

How did you discover your passion for comedy:
I always had an itch to do it. As time has passed and I continue to improve, I realize I have developed a deep love for this form of art.

What do you remember most about your first time performing stand-up comedy:
I was very nervous but tried to hide it onstage. I went up with notes and was looking through them after telling one joke after another. I made some small mistakes, but I remember getting good compliments afterward.

How would you describe your comedic style:
Observational

Describe your process for comedic writing:
I look back at my life and take away what things I’ve observed and see where I can find the funny.

Describe the comedy scene in your area:
In Los Angeles, comedy is always going down. It just inspires you to wanna keep getting on a stage.

How do you judge success in the world of comedy:
Having a voice so unique that people look at you more than a comedian, but as a philosopher that happens to be funny.

Who are some of your comedic peers that you enjoy watching perform or inspire you personally and professionally:
Pink Foxx & Adam Richmond

What’s been your most memorable moment in comedy:
Earlier this year I was bought up by Craig Robinson at Jam in a Van to sing and do a few minutes of comedy.

What have you learned most from your failures in comedy:
Focus on the effort you put into it not the outcome, don’t think every set is gonna go your way. Always be prepared for anything and practice as much as possible.

How do people react towards you when they realize that you can make people laugh:
I say “now you know”, then put on my shades and walk away.

Describe what it’s been like building a career in stand-up comedy:
It’s one of the most challenging things ever. It’s one thing to joke around your peeps, but jokes on stage is a whole ‘nother ball game. The pro is that it helps you channel your inner funny and find out what makes you stand out as a comedian.

If you could change one thing in the world of comedy, what would it be:
Blogging.

Best advice you’ve ever received from a comedian:
I met Chappelle briefly at the improv one time, and I remember him shaking my hand saying “Don’t let the game change you brother”

If you were releasing a comedy special this week, what would it be called:
Moment of Truth

Funniest encounter you’ve ever had with a celebrity:
Ask me after I tour with Kevin Hart.

Weirdest place you’ve ever performed any form of comedy:
I haven’t performed at any weird place.

An Austin Warren Fun Fact:
I love listening to jazz.

Where would you like your laughs to take you:
I’d like to be traveling internationally, get myself a special, and eventually become a producer for other comedians.

What would you tell a potential comedian if they ask you how they can own the laughs:
Be as authentic as possible.

What are your thoughts on the future of comedy:
The real lovers of comedy are always gonna show up. It will never die.

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:
I’d write for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. An episode where will pursues acting and Carlton steps in as his manager.

If you could choose 1 comedy club and 3 comedians to perform with on your perfect comedy show, how would it go:
I would go to the Chicago theater with Anastasia Washington, Ashleigh Rose, and Aaron Monte.

What’s next for you:
More comedy, more vo acting, more grinding!

Why should a person always laugh at life:
With so much negativity going on in the world, entertainment is the one thing we have to spread positivity. Laughter is our biggest strength.

Follow comedic journey on these social media websites:
Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat/Tik-Tok: @Amwrrn

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