Monroe (@monroemartiniii) grew up in foster care. He wanted to work in comedy.Monroe now works full-time as a comedian, performing at colleges across the country and writing for Charlamagne and Friends on MTV2.
You’ll hear Monroe discuss his path of continuous comedic improvement, the power of authenticity, and that the way to achieve your goals is to work past them.
“Every day I went to like three or four mics. Every day. Every single day. No day off. For like two years straight.” – Monroe Martin
For more on Monroe:
(Monroe doing a set at The Stand in the East Village)
Also mentioned in this episode:
Dave Chappelle (Wikipedia)
Comedian Joe DeRosa (Official site)
Comedian Keith Robinson (Official site)
Comedian Derek Gaines (Twitter)
National Association for Comic Activities
Maron (IFC TV Show)
Richard Pryor (Wikipedia)
Comedian Michael Che (Official site)
(Feature photo via Monroe Martin)