Gary Gulman is Full of Wisdom

There are several great things in this clip of the wonderful Gary Gulman on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

First, Gulman talks about doing stand-up for high school kids. He says it was great training for being a comedian because they could be a tough crowd. Yes. Yes. Absolutely. I speak in school assemblies. I do comedy for 9th graders. Some times you feel like the funniest human being alive, and other days (like yesterday) you feel like human garbage.

Second, Seth brings up Gary’s daily comedy writing tips on Twitter. These are always incredible. I’m so grateful he’s doing this. Now that my book is finished and out I want to start working on new stand-up (I’m tired of my jokes). His tweets have been so helpful.

I know I said there were “several great things” about the clip, but I guess I just meant two.

Not Used to Altar Music

7 years ago I was still getting used to ending my stand-up with a message. I had never had altar music play while I closed. It really freaked me out.

The first time a woman yelled "amen" while I was on stage it scared me even worse. I stopped in the middle of my sentence and said "oh, thank you" because I didn't know what else to do.

I have come a long way.


Comedy with a Message

Laughter has an incredible ability to bring down our walls and defenses. It can relieve the tension and make it easier to talk about the sort of things we’re usually afraid of. I didn’t always know I could use comedy for something bigger. 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary since I first tried stand-up. It's been a long journey to get to where I am now.

I’m so excited for my new material, new tour, and new message.

Learn more about my new show.