|This is me with veteran comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez years ago after a show where I was his opening act. What was particularly special about this gig is that it was held at my Alma Mater, The University of Maryland. It was only two and a half years after I graduated there without a clue what I’d be doing the rest of my life, and here I was just a short time later getting paid to return to entertain. The best part – I didn’t have to study, and I got an A. After the show Paul, along with his manager, took me out for a meal and let me pick his brain about working in the world of comedy.
The great irony of doing this job was that here I was getting paid by the school to goof around when just a couple of years earlier, my family had to pay them for me to do the same exact thing.