Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Cormell.
Brandon, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I’m a stand-up comedian from Los Angeles, CA. I grew up in mid-city but moved to Hawthorne when I was 12. Growing up, I never thought about being a comedian. I was always funny but I was shy at times so I never really showed that side of me unless I was comfortable with a person. I always enjoyed watching stand up but I never wanted to do it because I’ve always hated attention. The thought of me being the center of attention always gave me anxiety. When I was 22, I was lost and didn’t know what to do. I wanted to try out acting and my best friend Adrian told me that I should try stand up instead.
Like I said, I’ve always been funny, but I knew there was a difference between being funny around your friends and being funny in front of strangers. I didn’t think it was for me but I tried it out anyway. I did HORRIBLE! I left and never wanted to come back but as time passed, something kept telling me to give it one more shot. I’m glad I did because almost five years later I’ve performed at every major comedy club in Hollywood and I’ve been on shows with comedians that I grew up watching. The journey has be great so far!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I try to be original and speak from a place of truth when it comes to my comedy. I try to make sure I’m always interesting. People don’t always remember the funniest guy but they for sure, remember the most interesting. To me, comedy helps me find the humor in all my problems and that’s what I want people to focus on. We all have problems and it’s important for us to find the humor in those problems because once you find the humor in it, you win every time
Do current events, local or global, affect your work and what you are focused on?
I think the sensitivity of the world can affect how an artist is perceived. People want to hear a good lie instead of the painful truth and as an artist, I feel like being true is what makes the art beautiful. But I’m not really into national events. Most of my comedy is based off people I know and situations I’ve been in.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I perform all over Hollywood but I also post funny videos on Instagram @bcormell.
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- Instagram: @bcormell
- Twitter: @its_cormell
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