Harrison Greenbaum, a New York stand-up comedian, chatted about graduating from Harvard to stand-up comedy on America’s Got Talent. Greenbaum was a student at Harvard when he first tried stand-up comedy. There he co-founded Harvard’s Stand-Up Comic Society.
Harrison explained that he went to his parents with big news when he was in college — they assumed it was that he was gay, but it was actually that he wanted to be a comedian. “They were like, ‘We’d rather you be gay. Is that still an option on the table? Because we will go to the parade. We will go,’” he said.
“I get it, people think I’m gay… because of every single think about me,” he said, while the audience howled with laughter. “It’s weird when you’re not gay, but people think you’re gay. People will argue with you about you.” He then motioned to Simon Cowell, and said, “You know what I’m talking about. Right? Same boat.”
Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel all burst out laughing, and not even Simon can keep a straight face. After he finishes his hilarious sketch, Mel B. actually says she wishes it didn’t have to end.
He has won numerous awards (The Andy Kaufman Award in 2010) and had a one-man show at the famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Greenbaum is also a member (one of the youngest to be inducted) of the legendary New York Friars Club, home of the equally legendary roasts.
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If it"s any consolation, the first time I heard you do standup, I thought you were a comedian.
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