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BA of The Week: Comedian Lee Camp

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Lee Camp has been making a living doing comedy for like 10 years which is pretty amazing feat. This must mean he’s funny. He certainly has the accolades to prove it. Just peep this fem the bio he sent me:

You might know Camp from his viral “Moment of Clarity” videos or his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” “Good Morning America” and Showtime’s “The Green Room.” He’s also the guy who went live on Fox News and called them a “parade of propaganda and festival of ignorance.” He’s been a writer for The Onion and authored a bestselling political humor book. Rolling Stone said he “Gets the crowd roaring” and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly called him “one of the few keeping my father’s torch lit.”

He’s got some good sight into the life of brokeitude as well which you can read below. But if you’re in the NYC area, you can also enter to win tickets to the taping of his new special by entering right here.

Name: Lee Camp

Age: 33

Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian

What neighborhood do you live in?: South Park Slope

Best money saving tip: If you’re a whiskey drinker, bring a flask to the bar. Screw them and their $12 shots.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Brand name anything

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A used car

How’d that feel?: Felt like a big step. But it was the only way I could tour the US performing comedy.

Favorite cheap eat: Red Hook food trucks

Favorite dive bar: High Dive in Brooklyn

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: $30 belt at a vintage store that I wore every day for 7 years

Favorite free thing to do: Protest

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: Green juice. That shit’s expensive.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: I’m incredibly lucky that I’ve been able to do what I love (comedy) for a decade and make ends meet. That’s all I can ever ask for.

Do you own my book?: No. You have a book? I’ll check it out. Do YOU own my book?

Best hangover cure: Pickle juice. And I don’t even like pickles that much.

Are you a hipster?: No. And I’m not just saying that because nobody seems to call themselves a hipster. I’ve never been called a hipster. I’m probably not cool enough.

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