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