If you haven’t heard of Allyson, or never heard her comedy, it’s about time you make that happen. As part of We Own The Laughs.com’s Comedian of the Day, have a few laughs and get to know comedian Allyson Vastano. The Los Angeles, CA native shares some of her favorite moments in stand-up comedy and lets us know how she always owns the laughs.
Name: Allyson Vastano
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Years in Comedy: 4
Comedic Influences: Paul Giamatti & Amanda Bynes
Favorite Comedy Special: All Louis C.K. specials
Favorite Comedy Movie: Home Alone 2
Favorite Comedy TV Show: Solar Opposites
Favorite Comedic Character: Jerry from Rick & Morty
Favorite City to Perform In: San Diego
Favorite Topics to Joke About: Embarassing stories
Favorite Type of Audience for a Comedy Show: Blue Collar & Gen Z
Favorite Comedy Club: Comedy Store (La Jolla)
How did you discover your passion for comedy:
Went on stage for the first time.
What do you remember most about your first time performing stand-up comedy:
It made sense.
How would you describe your comedic style:
Describe your process for comedic writing:
My favorite way to write is to talk to people who challenge me.
Describe the comedy scene in your area:
Creative and detail oriented.
How do you judge success in the world of comedy:
Touring & podcasting full time.
Who are some of your comedic peers that you enjoy watching perform or inspire you personally and professionally:
All of my friends.
What’s been your most memorable moment in comedy:
There hasn’t been a specific moment.
What have you learned most from your failures in comedy:
I learned to be a better performer and writer.
How do people react towards you when they realize that you can make people laugh:
People are nice to me after I have a good set, but people don’t treat me that differently to be honest I’m super outgoing in real life.
Describe what it’s been like building a career in stand-up comedy:
Hard to describe how it feels to have passion and purpose, good? 😂
If you could change one thing in the world of comedy, what would it be:
It would be cool if clubs had every flavor of lacroix.
Best advice you’ve ever received from a comedian:
Never happened, got a bunch of bad advice that I didn’t ask for though.
If you were releasing a comedy special this week, what would it be called:
Funniest encounter you’ve ever had with a celebrity:
Haven’t had one.
Weirdest place you’ve ever performed any form of comedy:
An Allyson Vastano Fun Fact:
I coached CrossFit for 5 years.
Where would you like your laughs to take you:
Full-time touring & podcasting
What would you tell a potential comedian if they ask you how they can own the laughs:
Get to know yourself.
What are your thoughts on the future of comedy:
Looking forward to it.
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 don’t really remember sitcoms like that, but I’d love to write for a Disney channel original movie that’s spy-themed.
If you could choose 1 comedy club and 3 comedians to perform with on your perfect comedy show, how would it go:
The Comedy Connection in Providence, Rhode Island. Myself, Cameron Frost, and Jaleen Ortiz.
What’s next for you:
More performing, writing, & podcasting
Why should a person always laugh at life:
The other option is not great.