LITTLE FALLS, NJ — TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, spoke with Comedian and Writer, John Poveromo about his latest projects, early influences, and how his comedy career has changed and grown, despite the lack of live appearances due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Though Poveromo is more well-known as a stand-up comedian, he is also a cartoonist and was interested in comic strips from a young age. “The two things I wanted to be when I was a kid were either a cartoonist or a comedian, so I had no real intention of making any money,” Poveromo joked. He started off reading Peanuts and Garfield; the latter he described as a “gateway drug” that led him to more topical fare like Gary Larson’s The Far Side, Berke Breathed’s Bloom County, and Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes.
Poveromo regularly appears on “Tell Me Everything,” John Fugelsang’s show on Sirius XM, and has been on the show for almost two years. “To be on his show as a panelist,” Poveromo said, “is huge to me. It’s still kind of a big deal.” Poveromo said that because Fugelsang is super-smart and the pace of the show is very fast, it “keeps me on my toes,” he said.
Before the pandemic, Poveromo played stand-up clubs regularly, but he said, “I don’t plan on having a spread the virus tour." Nor has he done any Zoom shows, because he explained, “I don't want to do standup without an audience the way I think it should be done.”
Instead, Poveromo has been doing interviews, appearing on podcasts, and is on the verge of debuting a podcast show of his own, airing Monday and Thursday nights called, “Dystopia Tonight.”
To learn more about Poveromo, his new podcast and other projects, visit www.johnpoveromo.net.