“I’ve Always Been Good In Math So I Thought I Could Be A Comedian:” A TDQ Q&A With Comedian Martel Blue

Martel Blue

Martel Blue

This week’s TDQ Q&A features comedian Martel Blue, in his first interview. Clearly, his career can only go up. Martel talks to us about starting out as a comedian, his hope for Ashton and Demi and the phone call he expects to get after this interview runs. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Martel Blue:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com? 

Martel Blue: Well I got a message on Facebook and a mention from twitter. I checked the page out. Pretty nice stuff.

TDQ: How excited are you that The Daily Quarterly asked you for an interview?

Blue: I’m really excited! I never had an interview before so if I ever get famous you might want to save this. ;).

TDQ: Would you describe the hilarity that The Daily Quarterly brings every day as “epic” or “awe-inspiring?”

Blue: My favorite article so far is the one about “hand squeezed orange juice.” I don’t know why, but sarcastic humor has always been funny to me.

TDQ: Who was your favorite comedian growing up?

Blue: My favorite stand-up comedian would have to be DL Hughley. His crowd work is phenomenal and I’m learning to do the same.   

TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up? 

Blue: Hard to say. “Baby Boy” and “Boyz N The Hood” are pretty even. I related so much to Jody and his relationship with his mother. “Boyz N the Hood” was just an all around dope movie!

TDQ: What made you want to be a comedian?  

Blue: I’ve always been good in math so I thought I could be a comedian. Nahh, I’ve always been the “class clown” in school and people always suggested that I should do it. So I tried it and the rush was amazing. It’s like a drug that I have to have but LEGAL, ha ha.

TDQ: What project(s) are you working on right now?

Blue: I’m looking forward to throw an event called “Laugh-A-Lot” locally this summer and also releasing a DVD of my shows. 

TDQ: You were born in Palo Alto, but ended up in Port St. Lucie, FL. How significantly did this move alter your career path from the tech industry into comedy?

Blue: I’m from PA but I been in PSL since middle school I’m pretty much from FL. I didn’t start comedy until 2011.   

TDQ: Who are your influences?

Blue: Obama and my mother are my biggest influences. Overcoming adversity is not an easy task. Obama being a black President and my mom being a single mother raising three kids is tough.

Part 2 of our TDQ Q&A with Martel Blue will run next Friday

2 thoughts on ““I’ve Always Been Good In Math So I Thought I Could Be A Comedian:” A TDQ Q&A With Comedian Martel Blue

  1. Pingback: “I’ve Always Been Good In Math So I Thought I Could Be A Comedian:” A TDQ Q&A With Comedian Martel Blue, Part 2 | The Daily Quarterly

  2. LOL, it just makes me mad that there are no other sites willing to help cdoemians in need. I found three and one of them was mine! I’m trying to see if there is anyone out there that has their finger on another one that we can collaborate with. Hope that we find more that the two others. Irritating to say the least.

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