Though he was born in Cincinnati, comedian Tom Segura has trouble engaging in conversations with people about The Queen City. “People will say ‘What’s your favorite part of Cincinnati?’ I’m like ‘I was nine, man. I liked recess and having snacks. I didn’t go anywhere. I was a kid.’” He currently lives in Los Angeles, but still has family in Southwest Ohio. He arrived in Southern California shortly after graduating from college, with the vague notion of going into stand-up.
“I kind of knew I wanted to do it, but I didn’t know really the normal process of doing it,” he explains. “It didn’t occur to me (to show up) at a club.” Instead he joined the Groundlings improvisational troupe, and took classes there. Two fellow students, who were also comics, suggested he try stand-up and basically showed him the ropes. Today, Segura talks about things he observes in everyday life, from current events to TV shows. “I don’t have kids, but I have a TV,” he tells an audience. “Here’s some advice. If something really embarrassing happens to your kid, don’ take it on national TV.” Tom Segura Dore performs at Go Bananas Thursday-Sunday. $8-$12.
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