Interview: Luke Barats, YouTube Comedy Star
Luke Barats just wants a drink and to show off his knees. Is that so wrong?! Photo courtesy Luke Barats.
In Los Angeles, A-list celebrities wait in line in front of you at Caffe Primo, while B-list celebrities make your nonfat mocha. That is to say, there’s ‘stars’ everywhere, and it’s easy (even in fashion, perhaps) to be unimpressed. In Spokane, Washington, however, celebrities are a bit harder to come by. Strange, since this is exactly where you can find Barats and Bereta, longtime internet video sensations. With millions of hits, numerous accolades, and a one-year NBC deal behind them, the two mid-twenties comedy boys just keep on working, producing videos and doing a lot of fresh, live work. There isn’t the sense of urgency that you might find in a starving artist living in downtown LA, but you certainly like to believe Barats and Bereta have the skill and determination to be successful.
Recently, LAist got to have a chat with co-founding member Luke Barats on what it means to be wildly popular (on the internet) what sort of comedy might be in store for him and his partner (not on that way).
LAist: When did you start doing comedy?
Luke Barats: In high school I got way into theater and improv, so I guess that's where it spawned.