CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- A graduate of Bedford's Fox Lane High School has become a rising star on the comedy scene.
Dan St. Germain, who was named one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch" will be performing at Memphis Mae's BBQ in Croton on Friday, Dec. 19 as part of his "Hitting A Whole New Bottom Tour." St. Germain will also be at Lucy's Lounge in Pleasantville Jan. 10.
The up-and-comer has been doing stand-up for eight years and started doing comedy after a bad breakup. Unfortunately for St. Germain, he is currently still single.
"We should turn this into a personal ad," said St. Germain as he discussed his single status.
All kidding aside, he said he's excited about this tour as he believes this is the "golden age of stand-up comedy."
"There's never been this many good comics working at the same time," he said.
Comedians like Bill Burns, Chelsea Peretti and Norm Macdonald rank among his favorites. Performing on shows like "Conan" and "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" rank among his career highlights.
"Those audiences are so hot," St. Germain said. "It's a little validation for you. The second time I did 'Conan' was better since my nerves were gone."
St. Germain said stand-up is a much better job than the time he worked security on an overnight shift.
"It's not like working in a diamond mine or in construction but it can be tough to do emotionally," St. Germain said. "You're always wondering when your next gig is going to be. But I can't complain, I get to tell [dirty] jokes on stage for money."
The "try, try again" motto is one that has served St. Germain well. His advice for aspiring comics is to work as many open mic nights as possible and test out material. "Just write five minutes before you do it," he said. "The first eight months, I was doing to three to five open mics a week before it picked it up like crazy."
Memphis Mae's is located at 173 South Riverside Ave.; call (914) 271-0125 for more information.
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