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Tom Segura On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Tom Segura On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster:

TOM SEGURA

Here’s what they discussed with one of the biggest names in the comedy biz:

  • His infamous attempt at dunking a basketball last year that resulted in injury
  • Tom’s mother being an amazing storyteller and a natural comedian
  • The challenges of doing full shows in the Spanish language
  • Overdosing on the date rape drug GHB when he was 18 and slipping into a coma
  • Tom’s affinity for hip hop dating back to his youth
  • Comedian Russell Peters being a next-level hip hop fan
  • Early days DJing for his college radio station
  • The importance of obsession when it comes to finding success as a comedian
  • Doing “Your Mom’s House Podcast” with his wife Christina Pazsitzky
  • Discussion of his 2014 Netflix special “Completely Normal”
  • Re-telling several of the outrageous Steven Seagal on-set stories
  • Tom’s “Sup Kane!” story about Big Daddy Kane taking on a life of it’s own
  • Joe Rogan’s controversies and being able to disagree with friends
  • How Tom became friends with DJ Maseo of De La Soul
  • People having the right to be offended, but no rights to do anything about it
  • Netflix’s mastering of algorithms and how it affects viewers
  • Tom’s podcast buddy Bert Kreischer from “2 Bears 1 Cave”
  • His “I Saw A Fight” bit speaking about the lack of white guy solidarity
  • How Tom became an Adidas influencer by accident after Nike blew him off
  • Anxiety after telling a risqué story about his friend and the Wu-Tang Clan
  • His father’s quote of “we all like watching black people have fun”
  • Tom encouraging people to manage expectations in life while pursuing dreams
  • Having real concerns for his comedic peers during quarantine
  • Getting a kick out of his fans trolling Garth Brooks over social media

“People’s Party With Talib Kweli” is also available to give a listen via Spotify | SoundCloud | Google Play | Apple | Luminary

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