Michael Keaton Talk About His Short-Lived Stand-Up Comedy Career
Written by Joseph Santiago
Comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, and Amy Schumer really have nothing to worry about from Michael Keaton. The actor is starring in “The Founder Keaton was a guest of the Tonight show this week on Tuesday. He was talking about some of his former careers and one was stand up comedian.
Before Michael Keaton became a big star as Batman, Beetlejuice, and earning his Oscar nomination for his part in Birdman. Mr. Keaton was trying to hustle gigs as a stand up comic in Pittsburgh. The host of the show Jimmy Fallon is well aware of the grit and the grind it takes to be a stand up comic. They talk about there stories of playing comedy clubs with no microphones and bars where people had no idea to expected comedy show.
Keaton had a hard time to find his bit, and though that he might be that wacky comic and he used props in his comedy sets. “Only Steve Martin was great with props,” It didn’t stop him for working out his comedy bits with a rubber chicken. “It was humiliating,” said Keaton. It seems as though his acting career has really worked out extremely well for him. Watch the clip above.