Noah Gardenswartz’s stage manner is low-key, but he’s become more animated as his career moves forward. “I guess you could call it a natural progression,” he says. “I think just through performing more and more I might have gotten slightly more animated, but I would argue that my style in general is still very laid-back.” Having become a headliner, he’s very conscious of his pacing and delivery. “Over the last few years I’ve made an effort to not be monotone on stage,” he says. “With today’s shrinking attention spans, if you’re up there talking for an hour and not really moving or changing the tone of your voice, people tune out.” Gardenswartz mostly draws inspiration from his personal life, and while traveling to different cities helps that, he also likes to relax when he has the rare chance to do so. “I’d love to tell you that I have the energy to go be adventurous,” he admits. “If there is really something special in a particular city, then I’ll go see it. But since I live in New York City, which is such a hectic, fast-paced town, honestly when I get to a town with a slower pace I really enjoy doing nothing.” 16+.