By Joseph Santiago
Interview: We Sat down with Gregg Rogell at The Comedy Cellar in New York to Talk About How It All Started.
What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy?
I worked at a corrugated box factory, In Far Rockaway for four years, loading skids on the back of trucks before I did Stand Up Comedy.
How long have you been doing stand up comedy?
I started working professionally in the early nineties.
When did you know you wanted to be a stand-up comedian?
I was watching “evening at the improv with some friends and I thought the comics were pretty bad. I told my friends if they could get on TV, so could i. On a dare, I did an open mic night and it went pretty well. I continued to do weekly sets. Six months later I won “the funniest person on Long Island” contest and used the credits to get paid work. I was able to make a living at it pretty quickly.