DWYWR #41: O'mar Finley- Stand-Up Comedy as an Art Form, Creating a Comedy Scene, and the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich / by Jordan Hefler

Do What You Want Radio | A Podcast for Creatives, Hosted by Jordan Hefler

In this episode, I interview O’mar Finley about being a stand-up comic, creating a comedy scene in Baton Rouge, and why comics are devalued and shouldn’t work for free.


  • How O’mar stumbled into comedy

  • How O’mar and I used to know each other at LSU from Art History

  • Creating a comedy scene in Baton Rouge with No Show Comedy

  • Tigerland and the good ole' days of LSU

  • Comedy Wednesdays at The Station in Baton Rouge

  • Why O’mar doesn’t work for free

  • How comedy is similar to photography

  • How comedy is somewhat devalued as an art form

  • BOMBING on stage and what that experience is like

  • Why I love The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel so much

  • Why in this day and age comedians feel like their freedom of speech is being infringed upon

  • The verdict on the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

  • The magic that was Chatroulette

  • The website I was thinking of was not Bored Panda, it was Stumbleupon

  • Verizon didn’t just buy Tumblr, they actually just sold Tumblr

  • Why Baton Rouge seems to be lacking a young professional scene- we talk a lot about different places in Baton Rouge new and old

Keep up with O’mar at https://www.omarfinley.com/ and @0marfinley

Keep up with NO SHOW Comedy at https://noshowcomedy.com/, @noshowcomedy

Keep up with me at www.jordanhefler.com and @jordanhefler