Comedy heals the soul and makes you laugh. Coming across it on a daily basis, it can often bring us out of a bad mood or end a lifeless funk. Controlling today's big business, most comedians now own their own brand. But some do more than just tell jokes for money. Some make the skill of moving folks to giggle their official business of healing. This is the goal of comedian, Jamie Roberts.
BlackEnterprise.com took the time to look beyond the laughter and speak with the young comedian about how he handles his business, his charitable goals and whose blueprint he’d “borrow” from, if he could.
BlackEnterprise.com: How long have you been doing comedy professionally and how did you get into it?
I have been doing comedy professionally since 2004. I pursued comedy after attending a show with my brother and thinking I could do this. I was always the class clown and funny guy in the circles so I gave it a shot. My first time performing I won the “Funniest Person From the Suburbs,” awarded by Standup NY.
What aspirations do you have as far as taking your comedy to a different level? Are you a writer, do you just do stand up, what is it that makes you happy when you do comedy?
I want to be recognized as one of the top working comedians in the entertainment business and I’m on that path. My brand, Jamie Roberts, is growing in the comedy world as not just a standup comedian but as one of the best hosts in New York City for all types of events. The ability to interact with people and have them laugh at your point of views is what keeps me going and makes it all worth it when I’m on stage.
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