Comes A Time: Tom Papa

“I talk to a lot of comedians on my radio show and when things do return, there’s going to be a group of them that don’t come back. There are going to be people who just saw a different life and they’re going to take it.” – Tom Papa

In this episode, Oteil and Mike welcome comedian Tom Papa for an enlightening conversation about fear and fearlessness, things that have changed since the pandemic, like comedy clubs, and the difference between living in the city versus the country. They discuss the commonalities between comedy and music, the perseverance that’s necessary for success, and their methods for finding balance.

Tom Papa is a comedian known for his work in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. He is the head writer for Live From Here as well as a regular performer on the legendary radio show, which reaches 2.6 million fans weekly. He has recorded three stand-up specials that are all currently streaming. When not touring the country, Tom lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and family. His podcast Breaking Bread with Tom Papa is available wherever you get your podcasts and his new book, You’re Doing Great, is available now.

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