Standup comedian Harry Moroz came up in the Detroit comedy scene in the late 2000s and now resides in LA. He’s performed in Riot LA, SF Sketchfest, Desert Hearts Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, Laughing Skull Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and Beast Village, among others. He frequently tours throughout the US and Canada. He also co-runs Crane’s Comedy Night in Los Angeles with Trevor Smith, Corbin Recke, and Trish Hadley and a monthly showcase at the Dirt Pit Lounge with Lynn Maleh.

His work has appeared on Adult Swim and his voice can be heard in YouTube Red’s “Do You Want To See a Dead Body?” as well as LOL Network’s “Campus Law.” He was featured as the villainous Pie Guy in the web series “An Afternoon,” and was a man amongst children portraying Phillip, 14-year-old unicycle prodigy, on season 3 of Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm.” He’s also an editor and has worked on shows like Mystery Science Theater and Children’s Hospital.

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In this episode, we talked about:

  • why he got into comedy
  • the delusions you adopt early in comedy
  • experiences during his modeling career
  • what a bringing show is and why it’s a scam
  • what the Detroit comedy community is like and how it’s different from LA’s
  • how comedians in LA make money
  • the experience of running comedy shows
  • the benefits of working free shows as a standup comedian
  • how his day job as a video editor influences his comedy and directorial career
  • his experience making a pilot
  • his joke writing and evolution process
  • how he strategically orders jokes in a set
  • how and why he started unicycling and playing the mandolin
  • what alt comedy is
  • how he defines success as a comedian
  • his advice to be a big fish in whatever town you’re in rather than move to NYC or LA
  • balancing life’s responsibilities with an entertainment career

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