JH: What’s it like being known as a musician and a comedian?
CC: It’s funny. In Nashville, our band got really popular and then nothing happened. We became a fixture. That’s what happens to bands in Nashville. If you don’t get out of Nashville with your band after a certain amount of time, there’s no promotion. I started doing stand-up because some guy in Nashville found out I used to do it. Before I had a band, I did it for a year in New York. I really wanted to be a musician. But before I could play guitar, I was like, “I guess I’ll be a stand-up.” My friends had always told me I should be a stand-up. So I started writing down everything I said on napkins. Comedy comes from the same place song lyrics come from. It took me about six years to come up with decent song lyrics, and probably the same amount of time to come up with decent jokes. At the time, my whole worldview was just about girls. That was it. There’s still a lot of that in my stand-up.
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