Billy Gardell

Everybody wants to be a better version of themselves – everybody. And I hope one day I can lose some weight. Maybe, who knows, I’ll hire myself a trainer and a fancy cook. In five years, maybe I’ll be an action hero. Then again, maybe I’ll just be this guy. Who knows? But the fun part is embracing the human side of that.

And then as I got older, see, I think a lot of times with comics, your life kind of permeates your act. Whatever is happening in your life is what’s going on on stage. So if you’re angry in your life, then that’s going to be on stage. If you’re looking for the guy that’s just going to make you laugh for an hour and forget about, that’s me.

You know, I’m playing the Mirage in Vegas, the main room… About 5 percent of all comics end up as the main headliner on the Vegas Strip, so that’s a big deal for me. Getting to do my stand-up the way I have this summer is really what I’ve dreamed of since I was about 10 years old.