We had the good fortune of connecting with Pete George and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pete, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“You don’t create the things you want. You create the things you give your attention to, whether you want them or not” People can want one thing but continually focus on something else like; I’m not good enough or I don’t have what it takes or what if it does happen, then what? They’re usually coming from a place of fear. If that is what you focus on, then that is what you will get. People tend to look at this as a passing thought and don’t realize how powerful it is. THIS (focus) is the deciding factor for success in anything.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In my stand-up I talk observational comedy combined with musical humor using my electric guitar. It seems the two things an audience loves the most are comedy and music. It has been a long, fun road with many struggles along the way. I have performed well over 8,500 shows. Comedy clubs, corporate, military, colleges, people’s front porches, etc. I also performed on 4 flights for Continental Airlines and a prison. Speaking of prisons, my first film acting job was “The Shawshank Redemption” I worked on it for two months as a core-con and ended up in thirty scenes. Since then I have acted in other films, theater, TV and commercials. Art is the one thing that makes the difference for human beings. “Life is an emotional experience, it’s not an intellectual one”. Art gives people hope, freedom, fantasy, joy and shows how we are all connected. For 2021, I am really upping my entertainment career with creating projects for TV and Film as well as stand-up touring. Currently, we are creating a comedy/music tour. Tickets will be available at live theater venues across the county.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First thing! I would take them to Jumpin’ Java in Studio City. This has been my favorite LA restaurant for twenty years. We then would drive up Laurel Canyon and make a right on Mulholland. Drive down Coldwater to Franklin Canyon Reservoir. Walk around the lake and take in nature. Hop back in the car down to Doheny in Beverly Hills and spend a couple hours at Greystone Mansion. After that would be have dinner and martinis in Sunset Plaza. The rest of the week would be Hiking (anywhere in LA). Hotel Amarano in Burbank, the best casual bar in LA. Drive up PCH towards Santa Barbara. Spend another day in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl and take in a tour of the Gamble House. By the weekend I would have a house party at my home with great friends, food and live music. Everyone can bring their musical instruments and we have a jam fest!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Robert Kazandjian – Kaz Photo. David Carlson Photography, Jeff Urrea