As part of We Own The Laughs.com’s Comedian of the Day, have a few laughs and get to know comedian Darius Daye. The Des Moines, IA native shares some of his favorite moments in stand-up comedy and lets us know how he always owns the laughs.
Name: Darius Daye
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat/Tik-Tok: IG: @comediandarius_d Facebook: Darius Daye Snapchat: @daye2489 TikTok: @dariusdacomedian
Years in Comedy: 2
Haven’t we seen you somewhere before: KillTony and Mediacom Cable commercials
Comedic Influences: Shane Gillis, Kevin Hart, Chris Redd, and Will Ferrell
Favorite Comedy Album: Dante Powell “The Squirrels Get Fat”
Favorite Comedy Special: Shane Gillis “Beautiful Dogs”
Favorite Comedy Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Comedy TV Show: Key & Peele
Favorite Comedic Character: Jerome (Martin)
Favorite City to Perform In: New York City
Favorite Topics to Joke About: Myself
Favorite Type of Audience for a Comedy Show: A mixed crowd. I feel like my comedy has no demographic.
Favorite Comedy Club: Teehee’s Comedy Club
How did you discover your passion for comedy:
Watching “Comic View” as a young child.
What do you remember most about your first time performing stand-up comedy:
To this day, I still don’t remember what I said, but the crowd enjoyed it.
How would you describe your comedic style:
“Real” I talk about my life.
Describe your process for comedic writing:
I never stop writing; everything inspires me.
Describe the comedy scene in your area:
It’s trying to gain a buzz. I believe it will be a great comedy city very soon.
How do you judge success in the world of comedy:
It really depends on what you classify as success for yourself.
Who are some of your comedic peers that you enjoy watching perform or inspire you personally and professionally:
Matthew Jacobson, Bernard Bell, and Mike Gettler
What’s been your most memorable moment in comedy:
Performing on Kill Tony in an arena.
What have you learned most from your failures in comedy:
Don’t judge your success from someone else’s success.
How do people react toward you when they realize that you can make people laugh:
I feel like I look funny, so people expect it.
Describe building a career in stand-up comedy:
I think the harder you work, the more rewarding it will be, and when I say work, I mean writing, studying all of it
If you could change one thing in the world of comedy, what would it be:
Crowds not coming to a show being ready to laugh.
Best advice you’ve ever received from a comedian:
“Be Patient, you’re time will come.”
If you were releasing a comedy special this week, what would it be called:
“Strip Club Chicken”
Funniest encounter you’ve ever had with a celebrity:
Being next to Matt Rife in a bar and not knowing it was him.
Weirdest place you’ve ever performed any form of comedy:
A Darius Daye Fun Fact:
I still talk to my imaginary friend.
Where would you like your laughs to take you:
I want to be able to go on tour and make people laugh everywhere.
What would you tell a potential comedian if they ask you how they can own the laughs:
What are your thoughts on the future of comedy:
I want to be blessed.
If you could write an episode for ONE classic TV sitcom, which show would it be and give a brief detailed sentence on the episode:
I would want to write a sketch for SNL where the president of the PTA has an OnlyFans account.
If you could choose ONE comedy club and THREE comedians to perform with on your perfect comedy show, how would it go:
The Comedy Store in Hollywood with Myself, Chris Redd, and Corey Holcomb.
What’s next for you:
Catch me on a show near you, and hopefully, I make you laugh.
Why should a person always laugh at life:
Because you could die tonight or tomorrow or while reading this.