Laughing Out Loud: Exploring the Art of Humorists with Michael C. Furr

In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee sits down with Michael C. Furr, a prominent figure in Baltimore's comedy scene. They discuss Michael's journey into comedy, his experiences as a performer and producer, and his efforts to create a more inclusive and accepting space for comedians. πŸŽ™οΈπŸ˜‚

Episode Highlights:

  • Michael's background in performance and creative writing (00:02:04-00:02:57) 🎭
  • The turning point that led Michael to pursue stand-up comedy (00:02:57-00:03:49) πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜„
  • Balancing honesty and fabrication in comedy storytelling (00:13:17-00:16:07) πŸ€₯πŸ“–
  • The importance of creating safe spaces for marginalized comedians (00:27:04-00:29:11) πŸŒπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
  • Lessons learned from working with notable comedians like Jim Norton and Seton Smith (00:37:30-00:41:07) 🎀πŸ‘₯

Key Takeaways:

  • Comedy should come from a place of honesty, but there is room for fabrication and exaggeration to enhance storytelling. πŸ€”πŸ˜„
  • It is important to create inclusive and accepting spaces for comedians from marginalized communities. 🌍❀️
  • Kindness and professionalism are crucial in the comedy industry, both on and off stage. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

Check out Michael C. Furr's upcoming shows and support local comedy in Baltimore.
Social Media Links:
Facebook: Michael Furr Comedy
Instagram: michaelfurrcomedy
Twitter: @MichaelCFurr
TikTok: michaelfurrcomedy
LinkedIn: Michael Furr

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Michael C. Furr
Michael C. Furr
Stand-up comic, director, he/homo.Watch my specials 'Straight Acting' and 'I Didn't Die' on Amazon prime video or listen on Spotify, iTunes, etc
Laughing Out Loud: Exploring the Art of Humorists with Michael C. Furr
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