John Lane

percussionist | composer



Episode 43: David Huntsberger, Part Two

David Huntsberger is a unique voice in stand-up comedy. Drawing on his deep curiosity about science, technology, philosophy, and many topics in between, his comedy is intellectual, pointed, and self aware. This curiosity and openness has led to a number of interesting collaborations, including his latest film One Headed Beast and a monthly variety show he hosts in LA called The Junk Show.

A touring standup comedian, he has also appeared on major television networks including NBC, Comedy Central, and the SyFy Network. He has released several albums of standup comedy. The most recent, Explosion Land, debuted in the Top 15 at iTunes.

He was co-creator of the popular Professor Blastoff podcast (which is also my favorite podcast of all time!). Check out his current weekly podcast, The Space Cave.

In this second half of our conversation, we chat about making a career in comedy and the history of some of his creative projects and podcasts. David has a great perspective on living/sustaining a creative life, too, and offers up some wisdom and good advice for all creatives. 

As I mentioned in the show's intro, David asked me to score this year's 16-Second Story from his Junk Show.

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