Comedy

Jamie Kilstein on Performing in Phoenix, Panic Naps, and Politics

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When we spoke on the phone will Kilstein, he was just waking up from what called "a panic nap."

What are you panicking about? Oh, just everything. I feel like that's sort of how you become a comic. I've yet to meet a comedian who, when you ask them, "How did you get where you did?" they're like, "Oh, everything was just really like stable and healthy and like I had a really good upbringing and my dad had some connections and now I'm famous."

No. It's always like these tragic unfunny tales where its like, "Oh, you used humor so you didn't die." It's not like you're just happy to be the class clown or whatever.

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