From LA To New York – Duncan Trussell Is All Ready To Set Fire To The Stage
Duncan Trussell is not someone who needs a lengthy introduction. He indeed is one of the most engaging, defiant and audience loving comedians of all times. Having a chance to attend his stand-up performances live is an experience one cannot miss for the world. And now that he has moved to New York, New Yorkers have all the more reason to rejoice.
For those of you who aren’t aware of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour, you might want to check out the show right away. He selects very thought-provoking topics often exploring spirituality and stirring a healthy curiosity among his fans about the universe. Duncan’s conversations have fascinated many listeners. According to him, his fans would often drop in emails telling him about their own adventure stories, and the inspiration from them came from his podcasts. This is Duncan’s achievement. In his own words, he said in an interview that it makes him feel amazing that, in a way, his podcasts are bringing a positive change in people. Perhaps, that’s the reason he moved from Pasadena to New York as well, leaving his comfort zone and moving to a new place altogether.
In New York, he is living in the East Village and loves the New York culture and the comedy scene he’s getting here. Getting adapted to New York’s comedy scene has challenges of its own, but his friend Ari Shaffir was helpful and supportive. With Ari’s contacts, Duncan got a chance to try at different clubs who welcomed him and gave him many spots. He personally enjoys performing at The New York Comedy Club and The Stand NYC.
Trussell loves the outpouring number of people who show up in the clubs and how responsive the audience is. One of his comedian friends had told him that what is different with clubs in New York is that one needs to engage with the audience and talk to them. For Duncan, it was a bit unsettling in the beginning because he assumed that audience in New York is kind of heavy-critics. But to his surprise, they were the complete opposite. “Awesome” is what he thinks of them as! New York audience is very supportive compared to the LA crowd in a sense that they are very responsive and will respond in a hilarious way without interrupting the show in the middle. They play along with the comic role themselves.
Without labeling it better than the West Coast side, Trussell has observed a diverse technique and style to the comic performances on the East Coast side and acknowledges that the comedy stature in New York is remarkable.
Duncan Trussell is thoroughly enjoying his stay in an altogether new atmosphere. As a stand-up comedian, it is imperative to experience versatile comedy ecosystems because it helps in one’s growth and improves the skills. He compares the revolution in the style of from Eddie Murphy’s time, more of the red leather extravagant dazzling age of comedy with Louis C.K.’s rather black T-shirt sober and empirical comedy. Even the style of comedy has changed vastly and it keeps emerging from time to time.
If you want to see Duncan performances, you better not miss the first chance you get. You will get to see more of his performances all over the city.