Daily from July 20-22
It's been a big year for comedian Monroe Martin. "I got funnier. I had a baby," he says, then laughs, "No, I didn't have a baby, I'm just joking." He did make appearances on The Jim Gaffigan Show
, The Tonight Show
, and TruTV's Comedy Knockout
. "I'm still talking about my life and all the things that are happening to me," he says from his home in New York City. "I talk about getting older and all the experiences I'm going through. I did have a pregnancy scare last year and I talk about that." Martin's big break came when he became a contestant on Last Comic Standing
in 2015. While many of the comics he competed with had families to support, Martin treated it as just a fun time. "I think that show helped me realize that comedy isn't a competition with you and somebody else," he states. "It's a competition with you and yourself. Comedy is totally subjective.... We have different perspectives. I just have to be better than the last time I was on stage."