I believe in my dream to?
My dream in life is to become a full time stand-up comedian, touring around the country and meeting all different kinds of people. It’s also to keep creating new things that people enjoy because having people laugh at things I do is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
What started this dream?
I started this dream almost six years ago when I was working a full time finance job in New York City. I would sit behind a desk for almost eight hours a day dreaming of not being in that office. One day I got the courage to enroll in a comedy class that would then end up in me doing a five minute set as part of the graduation. I would watch actors and comedians on TV thinking this has to be the greatest job in the world, hanging out and making people laugh. I remember being a 23 year old kid thinking to myself if I don’t at least try to do this now I will be 50 one day regretting the fact that I never tried. I would rather be a 50 year old man who tried and failed then to be a 50 year old man who never had the courage to at least try. I gave it a shot and even though I am not where I want to be yet I know one day it will eventually happen.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
One of the biggest motivating factors in chasing my dream is that I look at older comedians who have accomplished a lot in their careers and I want to emulate them. I know it takes a lot of hard work and also failure to become better and better. When a comedian is always doing well and does the same routine they have been doing for years I really feel bad because to me it seems like they are content with where they are. I always try to get better, which means there are some sets that I bomb(comedian term for no one laughing) but I look at a bomb as me growing in comedy because I tried something that I wasn’t sure would work or not. I played baseball my whole life all the way through college but it wasn’t until I started doing comedy that made me determined to succeed. Baseball came easy to me and I never really gave it a 100% and with comedy I might not ever make where I ultimately want to be but it won’t be from me not giving a 100%, if I give it everything I have I can’t look at myself as a failure. I also am a comedy nerd I love watching comics on stage and seeing people you look up to become funnier and funnier motivates me to constantly write and get better. The last factor is I never want to go back to sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen plus when I am 35 years old I want to be able to wake up on a Tuesday at noon just because I can.
What are your goals?
My comedy goals are to become a national touring comedian where I am able to travel not only in this country but others as well. I think it’s one of the coolest things when I hear about comics traveling overseas and performing because they are basically getting paid to go on vacation. I am currently in the process of writing a script that I am hoping once its finished I can shop around to TV studios who will take a chance on it. My main goal is to just continue improving my comedy act every chance that I can get because paying your bills by doing something you love is everyone’s dream.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
I am currently the Producer of Robert Kelly’s “You Know What Dude” podcast with they can check out on ITunes and Sound cloud, along with that I am a regular on Luis J. Gomez “Realass Podcast” on Gasdigitialnetwork.com. If people would like to reach out to me personally they can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @chrisscopo, also on my website Chrisscopo.com where I have my email addresses and YouTube Videos.