Being a rapper is about being cool, but being a comedian, you’re not supposed to be the coolest guy.
I guess my music taste is pretty predictable: I like new indie rock stuff, older stuff.
I’m kind of obsessed with food. I like to eat. When I tour, it’s like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour.
The most influential thing was the two Chris Rock specials that came out when I was in high school. I was obsessed with that stuff.
Every time I’ve done comedy in, like, traditional comedy clubs, there’s always these comedians that do really well with audiences but that the other comedians hate because they’re just, you know, doing kind of cheap stuff like dancing around or doing, like, very kind of base sex humor a lot, and stuff like that.
After you do a joke a few times, you have material that you know works. Although sometimes I have a joke that has worked a bunch of times, and then one night it’ll flop.
Other than friends and family, my favorite things are New York and stand-up. I love doing comedy in New York – I can do way more stand-up here than in Los Angeles.
Even in my stand-up, there’s a lot more positivity and enthusiasm rather than negative, I-hate-everything vibes.
A lot of people my age think stand up sucks.
Most single people I know, myself included, have a difficult time even meeting up with the people they like, be it busy schedules, texting games, or whatever.
Myself, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner decided to start a Food Club where the three of us go to restaurants with a couple of other people. The three of us are the captains of the Food Club, so we have to wear the captains’ hats.
I’m always down to try a new burger, but Shake Shack is still my top. What makes them so special is for the bread they use Martin’s potato rolls which is just the best hamburger buns ever.
I’m the kind of person, if I see something, like a funny video, I want to share it. With Twitter and Tumblr you can do that on a mass scale, and people get to know your personality.
I guess after college, I just got really into food. I also think going on the road doing stand-up makes you more into food. Because when you travel like that, one of the things to do is find really good places to eat.
You go to any Jay-Z concert, and he plays his hits. Comedians don’t have hits. You have to have a whole brand-new hour. You have no hits to rely on. It’s the hardest thing.