Dan Crohn might have an Irish name but he’s actually, definitely, totally Jewish. Also, funny. Actually, definitely, totally funny.
You were on the live episode of Mark Maron’s WTF podcast recorded here in Boston. How did that happen?
A couple of comedians recommended me, and I was exchanging with him through the Jew Connection on Twitter.
Actually no, don’t put that in.
You performed alongside a handful of other local comedians at Funny or Die’s recent Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival stop, how did that go?
We did the second stage, which sounds like a nightmare because it was outdoors, but the host Brady Stevens was really funny and managed to get the whole crowd to watch us and we performed for about 1,500 people. And Jeff Ross, Hannibal Buress, and Kristen Schaal were nice enough to watch the second stage comics. We got money, we got food, we got t-shirts—it was great.
Your worst show ever?
I did a surprise birthday party where the party did not know there was going to be stand up comedy and I had to hide in the kitchen. I didn’t have an opening act, so I had to do 45 minutes by myself.
I had to stand behind a buffet table with a microphone where the chord was just long enough to reach me, so the chord shot out perpendicular from me.
The first twenty minutes of my act were me negotiating with the crowd that there was going to be a comedy show.
There were so many things wrong with that gig that I wrote it all down because no one would ever believe me.
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