Growing up, I was always the clown of any group. As an adult, nothing really changed. Working as a teacher, I realized I had a knack for holding people's attention and making them laugh as I taught them. I admit; I enjoyed being the focus and being a clown. I decided to give stand up a go at the urging of a close comedian friend. "You'll do fine," he said. "You're gonna kill the open mic," he said. I BOMBED my first mic...second mic...third one! Look, I stayed with it and am now a pretty good comedian, I think. Keep up with me and you'll say, "Hey, I knew that guy when he sucked", but now? I'm actually funny-ish.