Baron Vaughn

I remember reading in a comedy book very long ago when I first started, a person said there’s a difference between a sense of humor and a sense of funny. A sense of humor is knowing what makes you laugh and a sense of funny is knowing what makes other people laugh. The journey of comedy, in a sense, is negotiating those two worlds.

“I remember reading in a comedy book very long ago when I first started, a person said there’s a difference between a sense of humor … Read More

Sometimes I have young comics that ask me, “What should I do when I meet an agent or a manager and they ask me stuff?” And I say, “Well, they always usually ask, ‘Where do you see yourself in five years, 10 years, 15 years?’ And it’s good to have an answer for that.”

“Sometimes I have young comics that ask me, “What should I do when I meet an agent or a manager and they ask me stuff?” … Read More

Anyone who buys a ticket can just go in there, and I don’t like everyone, so I always see concerts as like, I’m going to get punched, I’m going to get elbowed, I’m going to get stepped on, get spilled on, someone’s going to hit me with their body odor or something.

“Anyone who buys a ticket can just go in there, and I don’t like everyone, so I always see concerts as like, I’m going to … Read More

You can fit two United States and maybe a third one into the entire continent of Africa, but on a map we make the entire continent of Africa look like the size of the United States, which is why a lot of people don’t know that Africa is a continent. They think it’s a country because it looks as big as we do.

“You can fit two United States and maybe a third one into the entire continent of Africa, but on a map we make the entire … Read More

You’re the hero of your own story. So it’s interesting for historical revisionism to happen. I had let go of my own story from my own childhood and whatever anger I had and I began to see it from a very different place. It’s really easy to be like “This thing happened to me! Look what they did to me or are doing to me.” These are such powerful ideas and it’s so easy to hold onto them forever.

“You’re the hero of your own story. So it’s interesting for historical revisionism to happen. I had let go of my own story from my … Read More

I like being around people who are good conversationalists. When there’s a give and take, and you are heightening an idea, exploring it together, that is my favorite thing in the world. I love a small dinner party – let’s say six people, max, where everybody’s having the same conversation. That’s my favorite thing in the world.

“I like being around people who are good conversationalists. When there’s a give and take, and you are heightening an idea, exploring it together, that … Read More

I am a big fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He’s the voice of science and scientific thinking in the United States and the world. He’s the most visible proponent of scientific thinking, and he’s very unflinching about it. He knows that it’s correct and vouches for it in a very intelligent and very firm way, which I really appreciate.

“I am a big fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He’s the voice of science and scientific thinking in the United States and the world. He’s … Read More

You’re the hero of your own story. I had let go of my own story from my own childhood and whatever anger I had and I began to see it from a very different place. It’s really easy to be like “This thing happened to me! Look what they did to me or are doing to me.” These are such powerful ideas and it’s so easy to hold onto them forever. When I let go of those ideas it was easier to see my childhood from different points of view.

“You’re the hero of your own story. I had let go of my own story from my own childhood and whatever anger I had and … Read More