He’s a comedian who hates coffee but loves tea. Describes his wrestling skills like Wylie Coyote and is terrified of poison ivy and snakes. You need to watch “The Salesman” on YouTube. Let’s go Beyond the Mic with Greg Warren.
We’re joined on the Starline by aformer West Point cadet, who ended up selling peanut butter and chips. You might have seen him in “Chocolate Coins”, “Punching Henry”, “Last Comic Standing” and his wildly successful comedy tour highlighted by “Where the Field Corn Grows.” His latest standup special “The Salesman” is now streaming on YouTube. We welcomeback Greg Warren.
Greg let’s return Beyond the Mic. Last time we talked to you was during the pandemic and your last special. How did the time away from the laughter make you appreciate it even more?
In “The Salesman” you break down the tough times before you became a comedian selling Proctor & Gamble products. Looking back, what’s the best and worst memory from those times?
P&G survived after you left? Shocked?
As you put together this special, what was the story or joke that you told and after a second thought said, “nah, I’m out”?
How has what made you laugh changed from when you were younger to today?
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. Favorite C.B. Slang phrase from the 70’s? Do you have one from the C.B. Slang Dictionary from the Greg Warren Company?
2. Have you ever finished a New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle?
3. Favorite snack other than popcorn at the movies?
4. XFL fan or not?
5. What scares you other the P&G expense reports?
6. You were an All-American wrestler at Missouri. Which cartoon character would describe your wrestling skills today?
7. What is your perfect pairing with coffee?
8. Favorite story from your parents?
The Back Half:
What goes into a special and how in-depth do you get with it? How did working with Nate make it easy?
Is it good to do what people don’t expect you to do?
Growing up, who were the comedians you looked up to. Who made you laugh?
How has comedians change the way you see your own comedy?
Was there a comedian that you didn’t get in the beginning but the more you see them the more you appreciate them?
Who are the comedians today that are the future of this business? Who pushes you?
How has failure changed you and how has it made you grow?
One Big Question:
Comedians being attacked on stage. Beers thrown on them. How has your job changed and devolved from just making people laugh without getting attacked?
He hates coffee but loves tea. Describes his wrestling skills like Wylie Coyote and is terrified of poison ivy and snakes. You need to watch “The Salesman” on YouTube Greg Warren thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
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