Comedian Brendon Walsh can't decide whether he’s depressed or successful: "Is it a sign of depression if the only reason you take the sweatpants off you’ve been wearing for three days in a row is to use them as a napkin in bed? Or is it a sign of living the dream?" So far, he thinks it’s the latter, following a successful seven years doing stand-up. "I just wanted to have a job that paid me as much as loading trucks all day and let me drink on the job," Walsh says.
Before trying his first open mic, he had a somewhat captive audience of city workers. "One day I got up on the back of a flat-bed truck, 'Alright, guys, just so we’re clear my name is pronounced Bren-don not Bren-dejo, which is how I heard some of you pronouncing my name.'" Walsh recalls. "It really busted up all the Mexican guys 'cause I think 'pendejo' means asshole. Or motherfucker. I know 'pendejo' is a curse word. I don’t know. I don’t even get my own jokes!" Brendon Walsh performs at Go Bananas Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $8-$12.
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