I am a huge fan of doing the stand-up that I think the audience needs to hear. If there are jokes that I need to do to set up the next joke, I will do it.
"The thing about writing for a TV show is you have a boss who is going to yell at you, or potentially fire you if you don’t do your job."
Improvising from Chicago, to Britain, to a Mousetrap near you
"One day I picked her up from school and said, 'You’re going to ImprovBoston tomorrow.'"
In preparation for this run, ATB producers went to City Life meetings to partner with those who were interested in sharing stories of displacement. In doing so, they were shocked by the number of people who wanted to participate.
"They thought it was a trend. Eventually I’d get back into music. They say, okay, let’s use the fans on the comedy and bring them back over here. And that’s cool. But after long it was like, shoot, the comedy is what it is."
Dana Jay Bein scrubs tubs to tell jokes and has zero regrets. Mostly.
"I wouldn’t say awkward, but I am a little bit more quiet when I first meet somebody. I am a little bit more introverted than I think people assume, especially in big social situations."
"The book came out in February and it’s called Dead People Suck. It’s about my dad. It’s a comedic memoir about my dad dying of cancer. It covers hospice care, things you want an old person to do before they die, how you want to prepare yourself for your parental death, and ultimately your status as a middle age orphan."
“You’re so great. Wow, you’re so talented.” And I’m like, there is no way they could hear it. They liked how I looked playing cello. … I was like, wow, this is so different than Boston, it’s like you don’t have to be really good to to impress people in LA, you just have to hold a cello.