I remember I auditioned for John Singleton’s show Rebel. I forgot a line, and I started improving. And the whole team was laughing their asses off.
John Singleton said, “You are so funny. I really like you. You should try stand-up!” And I said, “What is stand-up?”
He walked to me with his phone, showing me a clip of Ali Wong. Just like, in the middle of the audition! He said, “Look at this! You can do this! You’d be so funny!”
So I tried one open mic. I bombed! It was so bad! I remember walking out and people were like, “Somebody should not be doing comedy.” Somebody? Me.
And I’m like, “You know what? I’m going to go back there and show them that I can do it.”