We sat down to interview one of our favorite comedians Kate Wolff at the New York Comedy Club in the East Village to discuss all things stand up comedy. 1. What other jobs did you do before starting stand up comedy? I was an Art Teacher for about 6 years when I started stand up comedy. I continued to teach and do stand up for another two years. I eventually had to quit teaching in order to dedicate more time and energy to comedy. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. 2. How did you know you wanted to be a comedian? After my first open mic, I just felt this rush of creative energy, and I knew then I had found my passion. I couldn’t stop thinking about comedy, and what I wanted to try out on stage. I knew I had found my calling. 3. If you weren’t doing comedy, what would you be doing? I also got into the spiritual healing world as I continued my journey with comedy. I recently graduated from a four-year NonDual Kabbalistic Healing program, so I am a certified healer. I also read tarot cards, paint, and dance. So, I’d probably still be exploring those worlds even if comedy wasn’t in the mix. But thank God/Goddess it is! 4. Where are some of your favorite places to perform? My two home clubs in NYC are New York Comedy Club and Stand Up NY. They have had my back from the beginning, and the rooms are just incredible. 5. Who are some of your favorite up-and-comers in the comedy world? Probably the people I’ve come up with, so Emma Willmann, Robyn Schall, Calise Hawkins, Leah Bonnema, Nathan Macintosh, Aminah Imani, and many more! 6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? To just focus on my craft, and get funny. We all fall into the comparison wound, but I try my best to just focus on myself, and get more and more authentic on stage. It’s all about finding your unique voice! 7. When did you feel like you were a pro comedian? Probably about a couple of years in when I got paid to do my first headlining gig, and then shortly after that when I got my first stand up TV credit on NickMom’s Night Out.
8. How often do you perform comedy per week?