We had the good fortune of connecting with Razzle Dangerously and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Razzle, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
That’s a great question. I’ve pursued arts since I was a child in some facet. In high school I was always a performer craving attention, in after school plays or art classes getting creative. In college I was in a punk band (which heavily inspires my pop art) and then in my late 20’s I got into Stand Up Comedy. I recently got back into the making and selling art the past 6 years in my off time from writing or pursuing comedy and entertainment.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m basically a Costco Brand Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly with out the hot fiances. Punk rock as always been in my veins and I definitely take that D.I.Y. mindset into my comedy and art ventures. Is it easy? Not at all. I second guess my life choices all the time. I’ve typed out the answer to this question more times than Ferris Beuller skipped school. I just reached my 40’s and aside from my knees making noise when I crouch, my success in life is constantly measured against others. That’s on me. I’m getting better at that, but the internet really slaps you in the face like Will Smith did that one time. A phrase I use in a lot of my art though “It Is What It Is” is also one I use to overcome the challenges. Would I be more successful if I had the internet in my 20’s? Who knows, I have it now though, and I’m happy to have learned the struggles and incite I have on my way to my current status. Social Media makes things look easy, but it doesn’t show you all the lessons and failures. My art brand “Dangerously Art” is a work in progress just like myself as a human being and person. There’s no fast pass to being the best you can be. So I just make jokes and art that I like and my audience finds me because I’m not the only one who likes really cool things.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Week long trip to Los Angeles? I mean, I’d say that’s too long, but I’ve also lived here for 13 years. First stop would be the Fairfax district to get mugged and assaulted. I can’t have my friends leaving without the appropriate welcome to the big city. I’m big into nature and hiking, so I’d take them to a few of my favorite waterfall hikes to cold plunge on the outskirts of the city. As far as food, There’s some great pizza at Delicious Pizza, we’d stop by Bath Tub Gin to make s’mores. Hopefully I’d have a few comedy shows we could stop at. And end with a game night at one of my friends playing Mafia and Running Charades with a bunch of my famous friends who have blue checkmarks on social media.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I mean if we’re going to get into name drops, I have a bunch. I’ve been fortunate enough to really build a good friend base and family here in Los Angeles over the past 13 years. Whether or not they inspire or directly help my career, they keep me grounded with a secure support system for my sanity and happiness. As far as comedy goes I have to thank Chris Hardwick for taking me on the road with him, my buddy Vinny Fasline who I currently co-produce weekly comedy shows with. Dave Coleman and Joel David Moore for always being there with life advice and Lydia Hearst, Michele Morrow, Hillary Jones, Mitch Burrow, and Brady Matthews for inspiring me to keep moving with my art and helping my really push forward with confidence in the selling of them. And a special thanks to Jared Leto for giving me one of his kidneys while he prepared for a role. A shame he got recast after and the movie never seen the light of day.

Website: MyNameisRazzle.com

Instagram: @Mynameisrazzle & @DangerouslyArt

Youtube: www.youtube.com/MyNameisRazzle

Image Credits
Popsicle Headshot: Tyler Curtis Stand Up Brickwall: FLEXXAS Stand Up Red Curtain: Chip Bouchard

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