Roberto Reed: The Thrill of Making People Laugh

Roberto Reed: The Thrill of Making People Laugh

πŸŽ™οΈπŸ€£ In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Baltimore-based comedian and improviser Roberto Reed. 🎭 They discuss Roberto's journey in comedy, his passion for writing and helping others hone their work, and the intersection of stand-up and improv. Roberto shares insights into his creative process and the importance of staying busy and constantly seeking new material. Tune in for a fun and insightful conversation with a talented comedian.  πŸš€

Episode Highlights:

  • Roberto's early passion for making people laugh and his journey into comedy [00:00:10]
  • The first time Roberto stepped on stage and the thrill of performing [00:04:24]
  • The complementary nature of stand-up and improv and how they inform each other [00:23:34]
  • Roberto's process for developing material and the role of improvisation in generating new ideas [00:35:02]
  • The boundaries and limitations of comedy and the importance of staying true to one's voice [00:48:13]
  • TV characters that Roberto relates to and finds inspiration from [00:55:54]

Key Takeaways:
  • Comedy can be a powerful tool for easing tension and bringing joy to others. πŸ˜‚
  • Stand-up and improv are complementary disciplines that can inform and enhance each other. 🀹
  • Creating the right atmosphere and setting the stage is crucial for a successful comedy performance. 🎭
  • The creative process for developing material can be unpredictable and may require experimentation and exploration.πŸŒ€ 
  • It's important to stay true to one's voice and boundaries when it comes to comedy. πŸ—£οΈ

Follow Roberto Reed on social media to stay updated on his upcoming shows and performances.
🐦 Twitter: @robertoScalise_
πŸ“Έ Instagram: robertoreed_

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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.
Roberto Reed Scalise
Roberto Reed Scalise
Avid Comedian | BLM | he/him What made me sure? Knowing I would fail.