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Meet Chuck Watkins

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chuck Watkins.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Chuck. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started doing standup on my 23rd birthday. On September 17th of 2017, I hit my head and went into a coma. I was unresponsive for two days, but woke up and started the slow road to recovery.

I wrote a memoir of the incident in comic book form and am currently looking for a publisher.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The coma has really put me through a loop. It has changed the way I see the world and what my goals are.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I used to try to do as much standup comedy as possible, but now I focus on this memoir and rehabbing as best as I can. I’m very proud of this memoir. It is a pretty unique story, and I knew it had to be in visual format so that I could show what it looked like while I was in a coma. Hopefully, it will be available to the rest of the world sometime soon.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My wife, Jordi, has and continues to be a fantastic believer in me and all I work for.

David Huntsberger, a friend and fellow standup comic, helps me with brain rehab work every work. It’s pretty great.

My other friends like Gavin Dahl, Brendon Walsh, Chris Fairbanks, Ryan Cownie, Alan Metoskie, Erin Gentry, and Jason Newman have been nothing but supportive while I try to get back to some sort of normalcy.

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Jordi Finlay

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