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In this video WatchMojo chats with Comedian Andy Hendrickson about his career, how he got there with a few funny stories ...
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Veronica: If you like dry, sarcastic and cynical humor, you’ll love this guy. Andy: By one large you get things are going pretty good, you buy a hundred lottery tickets you may want to save that money for a gun. Yeah, that’s right, suicide joke. Cheer up. Veronica: Hi I’m veronica at watchmojo.com and today we’re chatting with comedian Andy Hendrickson. Andy: If you walk pass him by then wave at you but if you’re jogging and they’re jogging there’s some kind of a weird obligation to wave to each other. It’s kind of like hey I’m in shape, I know my legs are tight. I was starting wondering though do big people do that like hey I like to eat, I know, I’ll see you at Wendy’s. Veronica: You came from a very funny and sarcastic family but when did you decide to take your jokes to the stage? Andy: You know I was living in Atlanta I saw a guy who taught a comedy class, it was like a news report so I decided to take the class and I got my start that way. I needed some instructor because I was kind of funny but also always kind of lazy. Hang over, hang over people, I’m not going to lie to you. When I got fired I decide that was the sign to go full time comedy so I got a part time job eventually made it as a full time comedy. Veronica: You decide to move to New York to pursue your career, what is it about New York that helps comedians? Andy: It’s like the comedy Mecca, like you go to LA. LA’s got a lot of great comics but its also the whole spectrum of showbiz is out there so people are kind of acting and doing some comedy but unlike New York there’s a heavy comedy focus and makes you strive to be better. I was talking to this really cute girl I met here in Barn New York, we were talking for a while then we were out side I was talking to her and its like you know what I really like your glasses and she says oh thanks they’re fake I just wear them because they made me look more smarter. I couldn’t help myself so I say well you need a stronger prescription. Veronica: Comedians often have to hecklers but you actually had to deal with a rough club owner. Andy: Yeah, yeah. I’m trying to remember where you got this material from. I think people use labels to protect themselves, you know to cover up their problems, you always say he’s a whine kind of sort. No you’re a drunk. I call them on some bull shit right when I’ve first met him, he was talking about he has some spells before so I said like really. People like I’m a foodie you know you’re a fatty. Anyways after the show he got up and basically said this guy sucks, now I’m sorry to the crowd but in here we have free tickets for next week because this guy sucks so badly. I’m still in the room. I’m not a deuce bag, I’m at Ed Hardy T-shirt sell it. You’re a dick, not the camera man. The guy from gay club. Well we pretty much did everything, that’s stuff, 5 more minutes to fill, that’s trouble everybody.