Welcome Nick Vatterott:

We’re joined on the Starline by a comedian with a standup special “Disingenuous” of Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and selected vaccine microchips. We welcome comedian Nick Vatterott.

Nick, let’s go Beyond the Mic growing up in St. Louis, how did those early days prepare you for your career in comedy?

What was the best thing about college at Mizzou?

When your academic counselor told you to try something different than college, what did you first think? Was it like Bingo or uhhhh thanks?

You won the 2011 Andy Kaufman award. Andy saw the box that everybody has the world in completely differently. How do you see Andy Kaufman differently than everybody else?

There are certain comedians, like Stephen Wright, if you don’t understand him, you won’t see the comedic genius that’s in it. ‘I stuck my car key in my apartment and it started right up, so I drove it around for a while.’ It’s one of the great jokes that he told with such deadpan, people were like, is he serious?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. You started out in St. Louis and have spent time in NYC and LA. Where’s home to you?

2. Best club you ever did a set at?

3. What other career would you try if you couldn’t do comedy?

4. Would you rather have hair or a million dollars?

5. What do you waste money on?

6. Last time you were charged with a crime?

7. What do you find yourself shopping for more today?

8. Who gave you your first car and what do you remember of it?

The Back Half with:

Nick, what makes your special “Disingenuous” so genuine?

Who is YOUR favorite comedian, who makes you laugh?

When you are on the road you get to see other people sets. You’re working out your own materical and it helped evolve who you are as a comedian. Who mentored you in comedy?

So, how has your comedy evolved from Mizzou to now?

You’ve been on Conan and Fallon. You have your hard 6, the six minutes of jokes you’ve honed.  How do you handle pressure of the stage and touring when something that may have been funny, now might not be or vice versa?

Pressure and Stresses:

What stresses you out now?

You’ve acted, written, produced and performed. Which is the easiest and the hardest?

What makes something funny to you?

Social Media From The Past:

Your first tweet was “I give thanks that I can hit people in the face in a regular basement.”

How has social media helped and hurt comedy?

One Big Question:

How hard is it for a comedian now when a joke you killed for years for some reason there would be outrage. A joke could be the reason for cancellation.

The Wrap:

His first car was towed for too many tickets, would rather have hair than a million dollars and his special “Disingenuous” is available on Amazon Prime. We thank Nick Vatterott for taking the time for talking to us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

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