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Episode Info: Dusty Slay joins me on the podcast today to discuss all things comedy. Dusty was born and raised in Alabama. He moved to Charleston, SC and got started at first by performing Improv comedy. He tried a little stand-up comedy. His first set was great. But then the following shows were not that good and he took a four year break before trying again. Lucky for us, the second time around stuck and he has been onstage since 2008. So, ten years into comedy is where we pick up today. DUSTY SLAY SHOW NOTES: Specifically, Dusty Slay and I talk about: Growing up (and writing about) living in a trailer park Learning to write about real life How real life comedy is easier to remember Performing sober since 29 years old Moving to Nashville to be more geographically centered Landing in a new town with an hour of solid material Moving up into headlining at comedy clubs Resetting the stage when following high energy Experimenting with crowd work Adjusting delivery for different types of audience Slowing down enough to allow the audience to react Accepting comics who are different than you What led up to Dusty’s Jimmy Kimmel appearance The role comedy festivals played in the appearance The value of keeping a five minute set handy Developing a YouTube channel and much, much more!   DUSTY SLAY ONLINE: Dusty Slay on Jimmy Kimmel: Dusty Slay web site: Dusty Slay Youtube channel: DUSTY SLAY BIO Slay has appeared on several network shows including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, the popular program “Laughs on FOX” and he was a featured comedian on “TMZ”.  Dusty’s comedy is regularly showcased on many nationally syndicated radio programs including Sirius XM, Pandora Radio and “The Bob and Tom Radio Show”. He’s also been invited to numerous comedy festivals across America including: The Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2017, The Laughing Skull Festival 2015-16, The Charleston Comedy Festival and The Cape Fear Comedy Festival. Dusty won both the “Fight Night Competition” and the “Almost Famous Competition” at the Charlotte Comedy Zone in 2014.  During his years in Charleston, SC Slay won The Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition two years in a row and was voted “Best Local Comic” by the readers of the Charleston City Paper in 2013 and 2014.   Episode Sponsors ... We are sponsored today by the Clean Comedy Challenge ( and Patreon supporter Brad Ber. Visit PATREON to learn how you can support the podcast through a small, recurring monthly donation....
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