I happen to really love Brad Upton’s story. I’ve done stuff on him on here before. In a nutshell, he’d been working for many years, opening for Joan Rivers and Johnny Mathis and a slew of other stars. He was a High School teacher and a track coach in Seattle and in 1984 he went up at a local club and auditioned and just jumped in the lake and started swimming. Cut to years and years later, he puts up a special on a You Tube channel called Dry Bar Comedy and over night it lights up You Tube like a Xmas tree. Millions of views overnight.
He’s now had a couple hundred million downloads and he plays and sells out theatres and clubs all over the world.
The truth is he’s just a damn funny comedian and he was going to find his audience somehow, someday, someway anyhow. In another era he’d be doing ten Tonight Shows a year with Carson. He’s the Number one guy on Dry Bar which is all clean comedy and yeah, he’s clean, but that’s just part of it. He’s got a great ear for making fun of everyday life which is something when done well, always works. You also get the feeling he’s a happy guy. Content and grounded up on stage. Grateful to be up there. There’s something really fresh about Brad that I really like. Check out the interview, then maybe check him out on Dry Bar, and then go see him live.
EXCERPT FROM Ep. 44
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