I was sitting in a bar when I noticed that one of the patrons, a man named Erik Myers, had been in the bar before me and had been drinking.
He was wearing his baseball cap, holding his phone, and smoking a cigar.
I’d seen him before, and he seemed to know everyone, including the bar’s bartender, who had worked in the industry for over 20 years.
He’d started out at Comedy Central, where he’d done sketch shows, then landed a job with the network.
Then he landed a gig on The Late Show with David Letterman, where his first few appearances were taped.
He had a solid comedy resume.
His debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was a classic.
I asked him what it was like to work on a show with him.
“I don’t know if you guys are familiar with me, but I am,” he said.
“You see me every week.
And then there’s also the fact that I do my own comedy.
And you guys know what I mean?”
Erik was dressed in a shirt, jeans, and sneakers.
I was impressed by the casualness of his outfit.
“There’s a lot of guys who are very serious about what they do, and you’re not,” he told me.
“And I’m not.”
Erik went on to describe his own work.
“One of the things I’ve always loved about comedy is the way it is a show,” he explained.
“When I’m doing it, it’s like a game show, it has the feeling of a game.
You get to see how you stack up.
And it’s really hard to be on that level.”
Erick Myers is one of those rare, highly-respected stand-up comedians who is not only the best-known, but also a household name.
He’s also not your typical comedian, but is one who makes a career of being funny.
I met him at his Los Angeles studio in the summer of 2017.
I had no idea who he was, but as soon as I walked into the room, I knew I was in for an exciting and unique experience.
“This is what I did in my late 20s,” he joked.
“Now I’m 40, and this is what my life looks like.
I’ve worked my whole life to be a comedian, and now I’m a comedy comedian.”
The two of them have been friends for about 20 years, but that was the first time I met Erik, who told me he first started going to comedy clubs in the early 1990s.
“At that point, I had an agent,” he recalled.
“He said, ‘If you wanna be a stand-Up comic, this is a great way to go.
The first day he auditioned, he was in front of all the other comedians in the room and said, “That’s my dream job.” “
The agent told Erik that the Comedy Central show he was auditioning for was the one that would make him famous.
The first day he auditioned, he was in front of all the other comedians in the room and said, “That’s my dream job.”
After about a year of this, Erick realized that he had a lot to learn, but he didn’t know how to do it. “
So I said, OK, if I don’t make it, you can come back next year and be a comic.”
After about a year of this, Erick realized that he had a lot to learn, but he didn’t know how to do it.
He started writing sketches, doing stand-ups and sketch shows on his own, and doing the sketch shows for The Tonight show.
Erik became one of a growing number of comics who had a passion for stand-upping, and the name stuck.
The name was part of a new trend among comics in recent years, which began with stand-offs with celebrities and politicians.
In 2013, for instance, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon faced off for the very first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
And that’s when comedians started to go out and do stand-sparring.
That’s when stand-comics began to gain popularity.
“The thing that stands out about stand-Ups is that they are the only kind of show that has a real story,” Erik said.
I told Erick that I had always wanted to be an actor, but the idea of doing a standup show was too much to handle.
“But you know, I don. I don