I started in 1989. I was the booker, the promoter, the headliner. I wore all the hats.
The stand-up world is very, very hard. There is a lot of competition, and there are not that many venues, and there are not that many opportunities. You have really got to stand out.
Whenever I talk about my culture, I want to shine a light on it. Even though I'm having fun, I want to make sure it's uplifting. I'm proud of it, and that's always been the foundation of my jokes.
Comedy is just an unspoken language. Everybody understands it. Funny is funny. When it's not funny, they'll let you know.
The appearance on 'The Tonight Show' was one thing, but the YouTube afterlife was incredible.
I didn't realize how many people watched 'The Tonight Show.'