I believe in my dream to do stand-up comedy and comedy related activities.
What started this dream?
To tell the truth my "spark" for comedy came during a dark time in my life. I had just dropped out of college and I was very depressed. Spending hours in my room wondering what I do next. To cope with everything I made it a point to watch more comedy because that generally makes people happy, or so I heard lol. After six solid months of watching stand-up I came across Boston born comic Patrice O'Neal. His special "Elephant In The Room" is one of the best works of comedy I'd ever seen, highly recommend listening. I I did sone research and discovered Patrice O'Neal hails from the Roxbury area of Boston like myself and thought if he could do it I could give it a try. Ever since then it's been comedy everyday.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
Comedy is probably the one and only thing I can do with some proficiency. I'd be cheating myself if I didn't attempt to take it as far as it can go. At this point in my comedy career I'm finally gaining confidence in my abilities. Also making complete strangers laugh, whether it be on stage, video, twitter, etc is one of the greatest thrill in the world. It's a strange feeling having something you created resonate with people. It's like you created something out of nothing and it works and people really feel it that's amazing!
What are your goals?
My main goal is to be able to live solely off comedy. So I can do more comedy. And I want to be original, that's a big one. Push the envelope a bit.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
You can check me out @terencepen on Twitter. I regularly post upcoming shows, projects, irrational thoughts if that tickles your fancy. Also in the comedy short "Scalpers" presented by Tres Gatos Production, please check it out especially if you're a Boston local. You'd appreciate it!
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