Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Four Questions With TJ Young

Four Questions with TJ Young, a comedian from Athens, Georgia who will be appearing at Secret Stages. He is scheduled to appear Friday night, May 13th at 10:30 PM at Pale Eddie's Upstairs.

  • Lame question, but I have to ask: How do you describe your comedy? My humor is a healthy mix of american renaissance, baroque and spaghetti western. Well, the funny parts of the first two and the spaghetti part of the last one. 
  • How have you been dealing with the “digital revolution” and its effect on music and art? Has it helped or hurt you? For comedy, the digital/online age has bee mostly advantageous...with the onset of sites like YouTube and Facebook, we are exposed to a larger swath of comedy from a lot more and smaller places. And, inversely comedians can gain exposure for their own comedy beyond their own local area. The downside is that there is more potential for material to spread and potentially be stolen or misrepresented...therefore, there is more pressure to be constantly creating and writing...which sucks, because now we're all wasting so much time on Facebook.
  • What are your plans for this year? Branching out to new cities and venues. Record another album and produce/promote a lot more video content...clips, sketches, etc. And, to rewatch the Back to the Future trilogy.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by performing at Secret Stages? I'd love to connect with new comedians and fans of comedy in Birmingham. And, hope in the course of the weekend to complete 4 sudoku puzzles.

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