James Camacho is a NYC based comedian via NJ. James is an only child that grew up with a Chinese mom and Puerto Rican dad. He has a great uniqueness, likability, and boyish charm that make him one of the most hilarious and polished young comedians out there! James will be appearing on Kevin Hart's LOL Network in the upcoming year, and has been seen on the CBS sitcom, "Kevin Can Wait" among many TV shows, movies, and commercials! He regularly opens for Damon Wayans Jr, Lynne Koplitz, and Kevin Farley.
He's on our show on tonight with Katie Haller & Marcus Cardona.
We caught up with him to ask a few ridiculous questions and he (somewhat oddly) obliged.
asembl: How long have you been doing standup comedy?
JC: 6 years.
asembl: What’s the best gig you ever had? The worst?
JC: Best gig opening for Damon Wayans Jr. Worst gig doing comedy in the nightclub while it was functioning as a nightclub. Also doing comedy in an outdoor basketball court in Harlem while there were games being played (but turned out to be fun).
asembl: A lot of comics have been doing outdoor gigs since the pandemic struck. If you’ve done any, how terrible has that been?
JC: They are nothing close to indoor shows but it's better than nothing. The bar has never been lower!
asembl: Other than yourself, name a comedian that nobody knows today but you think everybody will know in two years.
JC: Eagle Witt
asembl: What early trauma was most influential in bringing you to stand up comedy?
JC: Hurting myself to make a girl laugh in the 4th grade.
asembl: Which comics have influenced you the most?
JC: Bill Burr.
asembl: Which of the following is the threshold at which you consider a gig to be well paid?
o Having to pay to perform.
o Not getting anything.
o Few free drinks.
o Any money at all.
o $20 or more.
JC: $20 or more.
asembl: How has the pandemic impacted you creatively? Are you writing more, less or the same now?
JC: I'm writing more but it's harder to perfect because the shows are fewer and the shows aren't as good. So building material has been slowed down.
asembl: How have you adjusted to Zoom therapy / AA / etc.?
JC: Yes, I go to Zoom therapy now.
asembl: Best puppet based sitcom: Alf or Unhappily Ever After?
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