Trading carrots for chocolate pudding since 2012.
Yeti Vedder is a HUGE fan of stand up comedy! He actually still dabbles in it from time to time, but he has many friends still in the industry. Friends Of The Yeti will give you a chance to meet some of the best up and coming comics from all over the U.S. Our first comic that we’d like for you to get to know is: Comedian Ahmed Bharoocha!
I’m from Santa Barbara, Calif, and I started working as a dishwasher at a comedy club in Providence, R.I., when I was in college because I always dreamed of doing stand-up. After working there for a year, I got the courage to go up. Right now, I’m living in LA.. doing stand-up and making sketches with my two sketch groups, “Dead Kevin” and “Uncle Mustache.” “Dead Kevin” will be putting out sketches on Comedy Central’s website later this year.
Stand-up, sketch (“Dead Kevin” and “Uncle Mustache”), improv (“The Cellar”) — I also love cooking and would like to start up my own business where I come cook for people.
That’s so hard to say — but I’d have to say Bill Cosby. He has hours and hours of material that is all killer and he’s not over the top, so it wouldn’t get old.
I could never eat Bill Cosby. Plus, once he’s dead what is there to live for?
I met Ryan O’Flanagan and Jack Robichaud from “Dead Kevin” and Tim Vargulish from “Uncle Mustache” — all from doing stand-up. Most of the ideas from both sketch groups come from us just hanging out, joking around and when something makes us laugh, we film it.
With “Dead Kevin,” it’s more just show up to the apartment, and think of something small from life that we can blow up. With “Uncle Mustache,” we think more about odd characters or settings we can explore.
I’m not sure there has been a specific moment good or bad that I can pinpoint, but the best times are hanging out with comics telling jokes and talking about comedy. And the worst moments are doing a show alone… in another city … to a crowd that doesn’t dig you.
Work hard and have fun.
I hate lists because there is never enough room!
Bill Cosby twice
Eat all I want and never get fat.
It always changes because you eventually get tire of telling it. Right now, I have a new joke about not believing in the Devil and how he’s not even scary. He’s described as having horns and hooves and a tail — so basically he’s a cute deer.
I’m not that great at keeping secrets, but I think I’m good at keeping the important ones. The best secret I have kept is for O.J. Simpson. Yes.
“Why did I write this?”
*Finally I want to end this interview like James Lipton does on Inside The Actor’s Studio. Answer these 10 questions please.
Potato. Sounds funny to me.
Jizz? Too graphic and harsh.
Laughter, comedy, kindness, vulnerability.
Cruelness, pretentiousness, entitlement.
Food sizzling on a grill.
The Alarm clock noise.
Chef or hockey player.
Police officer, politician, comedy booker.
Hey, all your friends and family are here waiting for you — high five!