Last week on a thread about celebrity encounters I posted about working at The Daily Show and making Jon laugh, link Someone asked me to do an AMA, so here I am.
If you don't want to read the OP, here's the short version. I was an intern in the spring of 2003, back when Colbert, Carell, Helms, and Corddry were there. Sam Bee was just getting hired as my internship was ending.
Because of my time there, and my interactions with, and at the insistence of, my co-workers, and because I made Jon and the audience laugh(that story's in the OP), I decided to become a stand up comic. If there is interest I'll post some of my stuff, but I figured you guys would be more interested in talking about the show.
Don't know if this is significant enough proof, but on my first day there I was asked to be in a story called Puck Buddies I'm Wayne Gretzky.
EDIT : http://imgur.com/N1CQh Proof of that this is me.
EDIT 2: As requested here is a demo tape of me from a few years back. I'm working on a newer one now, but, as any stand up knows, it's really hard to get a good demo tape off a set. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTDF2cnxljY I also helped write and started in a web series called Blood Light http://www.bloodlightseries.com/web/
EDIT 3: This is cliché but, holy shit, front page! Guys, seriously, thank you so much. The only thing I have planned today is seeing Avengers at midnight so you've got me for the rest of the day :)
EDIT 4: A lot of people are asking how I got the internship, so I figured i post the answer here. I went to The Daily Show's website and found the address and when they were accepting applications. I wrote a cover letter and resume and sent it to them. It's as easy as that. All shows have interns, if you're interested in an internship with TDS, or any show, you should be able to find out the address and submission dates on their website.
FINAL EDIT: Seems like things are winding down, so I just wanted to say thanks again, the past almost 7 hours have been great. I hope I answered most of your questions throughly enough, and that you learned something, and, hopefully, laughed. This whole experience means a lot to me gang, and I hope someday that I'll be able to preform for all of you and you can go, 'Oh hey, I remember that guy from Reddit.' Thanks again guys!