Mar 20, 2019
Laughter has been said to be the best medicine. Right now we live in a time where most people are experiencing some sort of challenge or difficulty not knowing how to get through it. Comedy tries to and for the most part really does lighten the mood and creates a more joyful situation.
On today's very special episode, host Brian Klepacki sits down with Stand Up Comedian Dustin Nickerson (yes, a sit down convo with a stand up comedian... oxy moron)… They share stories of growing up as 80s kids and now having to do the adult thing but from a comics perspective.
Dustin describes himself as “the world’s most average person” but is far from it when on stage. He brings you into his life through his clean jokes about the struggles of parenting, marriage, and be generally annoyed by most people.
Dustin is truly one of the most unique voices in the comedy scene and in this episode you'll understand why!
"When something has too much weight and you're able to laugh and joke about it then it really can remove a lot of its power and that's healthy in a relationship."
2:45 Dustin’s reaction to sitting through his own outdated BIO reading
4:43 Who is comedian Dustin Nickerson?
7:07 Clean VS Dirty Comedy – Dustin’s thoughts
9:29 How Dustin got started in the comedy scene
12:10 The BEST compliment you can get as a “clean” comedian
13:30 Is this father of 3 also funny at home?
16:40 His take on kids, adolescence and the teenage years
20:40 Why making his wife laugh is the most satisfying thing in the world
21:55 The thing that drives his wife CRAZY!
26:08 The Clean, the Dirty and the Dark Side of Comedy
29:36 The ONLY rule of Comedy
30:22 What it’s like opening for comics John Crist and Tim Hawkins
34:30 The most profound parenting tip Dustin ever heard from Seinfeld
37:50 Not having all the answers is a relief to your kids
40:30 Dustin’s son cries over Fortnite
41:40 Dustin’s Podcast - Don’t Make Me Come Back There
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