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Daily Inspiration: Meet Neil Singh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Neil Singh.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’m a San Diego Comedian. I started when I was 36 and wanted to see if I could actually be funny on stage. Turns out, I could.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The road is what you make of it. In a conventional sense, it’s likely been a rocky road. There’s been a lot of obstacles, in terms of doing comedy in more established venues. I’m older, and the comedy clubs are looking for younger more traditional upcoming comics. Therefore, I have had to develop in bars and alternative shows wherever will have me up.

The journey, however, has been incredible. I entertain at a high level because of the obstacles in the way of a traditional path to becoming an established comedian. Every tough venue, dive bar, variety show, etc. provides me a unique opportunity to better hone my craft and therefore I wouldn’t trade my path for anything.

Bottom line, I’m funny as hell despite having almost no support from the traditional comedy community. Long live Independent Shows!!!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a comedian and, most importantly, a dad. I learn from life and I use whatever opportunities are presented to talk about life as I see it.

I’m proud of having made my own way, and having placed highly in many competitions, including 2nd in the San Diego Comedy Festival in 2020. I do things my way, and strive to get better with every performance.

What sets me apart from others is constant growth. I don’t care about the stage or venue. I don’t care about the prestige. What I care about is that if you saw me 6 months ago, when you see me again you see a noticeable difference in the quality of entertainment I have provided. Thus far, I have been able to accomplish that, and I hope to keep getting better as a comedian.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
I would love to say that there has been some external influence that has assisted my path. When I started comedy, I was largely interested in developing a social network. The more I have involved myself in Comedy, however, I have found it to be an individual pursuit. Comedians are generally awful people, especially club comedians. I found my path by finding individuals who I enjoyed and bringing a performance product that enriched their shows.

I appreciate all the independent producers in San Diego that have been integral in providing me the opportunities needed for me to develop my craft – Up Comedy, Everloving Comedy, Brew Haha, Jokes Not Bombs, and countless others. I have performed at all the area clubs as well, but I have never found a home in any of them as a lot of your area comics will.

Contact Info:

  • Email: neilsinghcomedy@gmail.com
  • Website: www.neilsinghcomedy.com
  • Instagram: @neilsinghcomedy
  • Facebook: @neilsinghcomedy


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@katieomedia

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