“Somewhere between 7th and 8th avenues in Chelsea, N.Y., Garrison Leykam found his funny. ‘They announce your name and you’re like, ‘Oh God. What did I get myself into? Am I gonna die? Am I gonna get silence?’ Leykam, a Farmington resident, was standing at the mic in front of a crowd at at the Gotham Comedy Club, the famed stand-up venue in New York City that has hosted Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Robin Williams and Jerry Seinfeld” (from the article by Hillary Federico in The Hartford Courant).
At the conclusion of my radio show interview with Stephen Rosenfield, dubbed by the New York Times as, “the best-known comedy teacher in the country,” he challenged me to take his stand-up comedy workshop at the American Comedy Institute. Always up for a challenge, I accepted. The final class was appearing at New York City’s famed Gotham Comedy Club. Before even starting the series of workshops, I realized that this was going to be a once in a lifetime experience so I made sure there was a camera always rolling. The resulting documentary, Comic on a Half Shell,” is a lively guide on how-to step out of your comfort zone and feel like there’s nothing going forward you can’t accomplish! Order the video