Comedian Darren Carter decided in junior high that he wanted to make a living with his humor. In college, however, he still didn’t have any idea how he could do that. A trip to a job fair helped a little. “I didn’t see anything that involved comedy except for DJ. So I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll do that.’” Things went well until he realized that all of the sales people at the radio station drove nicer cars than the DJs.
His big break came when he auditioned for King’s Island’s sister park, Great America, in Santa Clara, Calif. “They really wanted jugglers and magicians,” he recalls. “I went in and they liked me, and they wanted me to entertain people that were waiting for the other shows to start. That was cool because that got me into the San Francisco Bay area. I started going to The Punchline and all the different clubs up there.” Carter performs Thursday-Sunday at The Funny Bone on the Levee. $12-$14.
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