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 Gregg Rogell 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.