Comedian Bryan Callen has never considered himself to be a joke writer per se. Instead his standup is based on, as he describes it, "The idea that being a man comes with all kinds of responsibility. Mainly it comes with dashed hopes of who you thought you were going to be versus who you really are." He explains how that applies to his life: "Every boy growing up thinks he's going to be the dude in the movie that is shooting the bad guy and rescuing the innocent. I'm actually the extra in the movie running for cover, and that's something every man has to come to terms with." Indeed. Callen started out as an actor, but at the behest of a former girlfriend he tried standup.... More >>>