Daniel Reskin

Daniel Reskin

Comedian Daniel Reskin

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Stand Down ep8 – Brad Galli

“Learn How to Lose” Brad Galli stopped doing stand-up to work and go to school. What was supposed to be a small break stretched into years before something pulled him back onstage. He’s got a different mindset about comedy now, but starting over has new challenges. We talk expectations, hanging out vs. wasting time, and… (read more)

Stand Down ep4 – Patrick Scott

“Father Time” Patrick Scott is a 7-year Denver comic in the process of quitting. He’s feeling withdraw pains and worries about a relapse. After deciding it’s not worth the risks to try and “make it” in comedy, Patrick is deciding what really matters in life. We talk unfair expectations, gut vs. brain, and family. Full… (read more)

STAND DOWN ep2 – Timmi Lasley

“Fools Suffer Gladly” Somewhere between doing comedy and quitting comedy, is kinda doing comedy. It’s a huge category, and one today’s guest occupies. Timmi is DONE suffering for comedy. After 10 years she sees stand-up as another step in her creative journey, not the final goal. When is ‘grinding’ good? Can a comic excel without… (read more)

STAND DOWN ep1 – Jake Becker

Lazies and Gentlemen!

A podcast about the love/hate relationship of comedy, and why stand-ups stand down.

Jake Becker is a regular in the Denver comedy scene, but no longer as a comic. Still a podcaster and writer, he prizes the relationships (name drops) he’s made through comedy. We discuss why everybody starts out “wrong”, work life balance, treating comedy like homework, and when to walk away. Also, should you try heroin? After everything, does it all come down to being lazy? Hosted by Daniel Reskin, a 13 year stand-up comic figuring out what he wants out of comedy, and life.

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STAND DOWN podcast

Here’s the first episode a project I’ve been kicking around for a while. Comedy can be a love/hate relationship and at 13 years, I’ve known many incredible people that have had to stop, because [LIFE]. It’s the same reason others never start. tl;dr – I thought I was quitting comedy, but started a podcast about… (read more)