Kelsey Caine is a comedy runaway. Originally from Houston, Caine left her joke cracking family to pursue higher education in Austin, which is where she got going in comedy and finally landed in New York. This is another interview that becomes a wild ride as Valerie Lopez barely has time to buckle up before Caine mashes the gas and throws it into 5th gear.
In part one of her interview, Kelsey Caine speaks to Valerie about watching Seinfeld at six years old, growing up in what can only be described as a ball-busting family and her love of Pat Dean and Martin Urbano.
As soon as he could, Yusef Roach left his home in the Vrigin Islands, and its conservative culture, in the proverbial rear view mirror. Oddly enough, he ended up in St. Louis and much like fellow comedian Aaron Brooks, he left St. Louis for Austin. St. Louis wasn’t all bad though. Yusef Roach did his first open mic in the Gateway to the West.
In his interview with Lara Smith, Roach talks bout his early stand up influences, his partnership with Martin Urbano and his quest to find his comedic voice. The take away for anyone listening to the interview is to keep working. Nothing is earned by rubbing some lamp you found in the desert. Anyway,
The title may sound a bit tropish but Martin Urbano really, really loves comedy. His passion has landed him in Austin via a route across Texas that would give Fibonacci a wet dream. Part one of his conversation with Valerie Lopez tells of his early adventures and how he got his start in comedy:
In part two of his interview, Urbano talks about his experiences in Austin, working with Yusef Roach, and two shows he helps host and coordinate: The Damn, Dirty, Filthy Show! at Nasty’s Bar; and The Little Miss Comedy Pageant at The New Movement Theater.