Hello and welcome back once again to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing an interview with Zoltan Kaszas.
Zoltan came across my radar thanks to video Zoltan had posted up on the mighty Stand-Up Comedy thread over on Reddit entitled “Trump & Toilets”.
Having a name like Zoltan I instantly thought he was an American with Hungarian ancestry so it was a pleasant surprise to find out that he was actually born in Budapest and had lived there until shortly after the fall of Communism. So, we started out interviewing talking about Hungary, how great the place is and how Zoltan intends to return there this year for the first time in a long time.
Since starting in stand-up comedy Zoltan has done particularly well in the comedy competitions he’s entered; winning 8 competitions over the last few years. We spoke about how comedy competitions are a necessary evil in the entertainment world for getting more publicity.
We spoke about Zoltan and his family moving to American from Hungary in the early 1990s and ending up where he’s based now, in San Diego. We spoke about being an immigrant in America and how that had an effect on him growing up.
We spoke too about Zoltan having an incredibly supportive mother and eve though coming from a country where you were lucky to have a job during communism she has supported his decision to become a stand-up comedian.
We spoke too about touring the college scene, how the ‘f word’ isn’t the ‘f word’ you’re thinking of and how you pretty much go a bit mad being on the road when you spend so much time along.
Trump gets an honorary mention. We don’t like him.
We spoke too about Zoltan’s podcast; The Week in Zoltan, a solo podcast where Zoltan keeps his fans up-to-date with what’s going on with both his career and his life in general.
Finally then we speak about Zoltan visiting Europe this summer for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, his thoughts and fears over it and one of my favourite subjects, the American phenomenon of ‘clean comedy’.
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