#190 - Derek Gaines: THE SURREAL SHROOM SET, Patrice O'Neal Advice, Violent Hecklers, Reel Comedy, & The Stage God Mentality

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On this episode of The AUXORO Podcast, Derek Gaines and Zach chat about the set on shrooms that changed the way Derek thought about comedy, words of wisdom from the late legend Patrice O'Neal, situations with hecklers that have turned violent and how comedians have reacted, the way short form video (IG Reels, TikTok, Shorts) has changed the timing and approach of stand up comedians, the meaning behind Derek's 'Stage God' tattoo, and more.

Guest bio: Derek Gaines is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor. He has two hilarious comedy specials on YouTube right now: 'Pete Davidson Presents Derek Gaines' and 'Why Was I Home Anyways.' Derek has appeared in The King Of Staten Island, Will and Grace, Training Day, The Last O.G., Blue Bloods, and is a writer for Inside Amy Schumer.

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Black AF Comedy Show: https://bit.ly/3EeKiKv

Why Was I Home Anyways: https://bit.ly/3OjYVB2

Pete Davidson Presents Derek Gaines: https://bit.ly/3Oeqewu

No Need For Apologies (Podcast): https://pod.link/1393853361

No Need For Apologies (Youtube): https://bit.ly/3TKWsR7

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Derek1Gaines

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