Brent Pella is a stand-up comedian, digital content creator and current cast member on MTV's Wild 'N Out. Brent's comedy sketches, celebrity impressions and parody music videos have gained more than 300 million views online and have been featured on MTV, Funny or Die, BroBible, Worldstar HipHop and more. Brent is best known for his finely tuned topical comedy and political satire that takes aim at all sides of culture, media, and the audacity of life itself.
On today’s episode, Brent Pella talks about his journey of how he got into comedy. He shared his take on comedy being used as a tool to use to break barriers and a weapon to challenge notions and topics that are considered taboo. Brent also showed tips to create and write content around comedy. Tune in to listen to this very refreshing fun-filled conversation!
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
01:10 How comedy is used as a weapon against people in power
03:48 How Brent ventured into political comedy
14:48 Dealing with people who get offended by your comedy
21:50 The art of creating/writing comedy
28:15 Brent’s journey of going into comedy
43:28 How to create content that speaks the truth and does not offend people at the same time
54:30 Brent’s advice for people going through tough times
🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇
Brent says, “One of the beautiful things about comedy is it can break through barriers that other things can't. It has become a weapon of peace that tries to challenge topics that are held as sacred or taboo.”