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Interview: Stand Up Comic Dan Levy

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Dan Levy is quickly becoming a known face around the comedy circuit, due in no small part to his success with the website CollegeHumor, which is an online showcase for funny videos, articles, and photographs, with a heavy bent towards (you guessed it) the college demographic. Dan has been an integral part of the multifaceted expansion of the site beyond the small corner of the web they currently occupy, and into very real comedy territory. This summer alone, Dan moved to New York City to star in a Mountain Dew-backed talk show, called the I Have To Go In A Minute Show, which ran daily on the popular site. Combine that with stand up gigs all across America, often as the comedy anchor to the CollegeHumor live shows, and Dan has been quite busy.

These days, Dan is gearing up for the Friday showing of his first Comedy Central special, and will be headlining The Improv here in town in March. LAist was fortunate enough to catch up with Dan and discuss his humble beginnings, and what it might feel like to rain money on bitches.

LAist: So where are you from and what made you come to LA for comedy?

Dan Levy: I'm originally from Connecticut, and then I went to Emerson in Boston. I moved to LA because all my friends moved to LA after they graduated, so I just kind of followed the sheep. Of course there's a lot of comedy here, too, and I thought it'd be a cool place to live.