“We weren’t allowed to watch MTV at my house, so we would watch Cheers and David Letterman, when he was on NBC. I also became obsessed with The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore and, of course, Saturday Night Live.” Though he has pursued some acting roles, he doesn’t see stand-up as a steppingstone. “The coolest part about stand-up,” he says, “is that you can formulate this idea, and then you get this immediate response. You don’t have to wait four to six weeks to see if it’s funny or not. When I discovered that, I was hooked.” $8-$14. Nov. 8-11. Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. 513-984-9288, gobananascomedy.com.